Bob Marley's Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame Vandalized
HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — Bob Marley's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was found vandalized Monday.
Ana Martinez, spokeswoman for the Walk of Fame, tweeted out a photo of several apparent dents that were made on the star, which is located in the 7000 block of Hollywood Boulevard.
Marley -- an internationally known singer, songwriter and musician credited with popularizing reggae music -- was awarded the star posthumously in February 2001.
Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame are regularly vandalized, but a frequent target has been Donald Trump's star, which since last year has had a wall built around it, several dogs defecate on it, and at one point was completely destroyed.
The vandal responsible for that damage has since pleaded no contest to a charge of felony vandalism.
As for Marley's star, it will be repaired by the Hollywood Historic Trust at the cost of nearly $3,000, but Martinez said she hopes that the LAPD catches the vandal.
"People are disrespectful," she said. "I don't know what they hit it with. I don't know why people desecrate historic state landmarks."
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