HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been destroyed again, this time by a man with a pick ax, who then apparently called police to report the destruction.
Police say the destruction was reported at about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, and the call was believed to have been made by the man who took a pick ax to the star. All that was left of the star was a jagged hole in the ground, and pieces of concrete and the star were left strewn about the sidewalk by the time police arrived.
Even in the pre-dawn hours, there were a number of witnesses to the destruction, including two security guards and a Walgreens worker who was on her way to work.
"I just seen a guy going to town on, I guess, the ground or whatever," Patricia Cox said. "I didn't know what was going on.
A guitar case was collected as evidence. It's believed to be what held the pick ax until the suspect took it out to destroy the star.
Trump's star had to be replaced after being vandalized in October 2016 by a man dressed as a construction worker. James Otis used a pick ax and a sledgehammer then, and later pleaded no contest to felony vandalism.
Since Trump announced his candidacy and his subsequent election, the star has been a magnet for visitors unhappy with the current political climate. It has been defaced by tourists and dogs, had a model of a border wall built around it, and covered with "I resist" stickers.
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