A vandal completely destroyed President Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a pickaxe Wednesday morning.
Police say a man pulled the pickaxe from a guitar case around 3 a.m. and began hacking Trump’s star on Hollywood Boulevard, leaving it completely destroyed, according to ABC 7. Authorities have not yet released a description of the suspect, but the man reportedly was the one who contacted the police about the crime and later turned himself in.
Donald Trump’s star completely destroyed along the Hollywood walk of fame. pic.twitter.com/b1bpLhmG2X
— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) July 25, 2018
Nothing left of @realDonaldTrump Walk of Fame Star after vandal attacks it with a pickaxe at 3:33 a.m. @LAPDHQ says it’s investigating. Witness says man had axe in guitar case. #Trump @HollywoodArea pic.twitter.com/g204g87lZW
— Craig Fiegener (@CraigNews3LV) July 25, 2018
This is not the first time Trump’s star has been vandalized by a pickaxe. A man was arrested for smashing Trump’s star with both a pickaxe and a sledgehammer in 2016. Since then many people have vandalized it with stickers and paint. (RELATED: Protesters Vandalize Trump Hotel)
Witness David Palmer told NBC4 that he was stunned to see the vandalism on Hollywood Boulevard.
“I’m like, ‘Why are you hitting that star? What did Donald Trump do to you?'” Palmer said. “Then he went around the corner and I think he left.”
The suspect will likely face jail time or probation, and will have to pay for the damages.
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