Vandal that broke trump’s star on «walk of fame», received a suspended sentence

© AP Photo / Richard VogelРазбитая star Donald trump on the walk of fame in Hollywood. Archival photoVandal that broke trump’s star on «walk of fame», received a suspended sentence© AP Photo / Richard Vogel

In the United States court sentenced Austin clay pitched the star of the President of the United States Donald trump on «walk of fame», to probation for vandalism, informs television channel Fox News, citing the statement of the district attorney of Los Angeles.

It is noted that at the hearing on Wednesday, clay did not contest the charges of vandalism and was sentenced to three years of probation. In addition, he is obliged to pay the chamber of Commerce of Hollywood, 9.4 thousand dollars in damages.

Earlier it was reported that in July this year, the man carried a pick in the guitar case and smashed the star of the President of the United States. Police arrived on the scene only found the wreckage in place of the star, which trump won in 2007 for participation in the show «the Apprentice.» Law enforcement authorities reported that the attacker left the pickaxe at the scene and later surrendered to the police Beverly hills. In September, the star was again restored.

Trump’s star on «walk of fame» has been repeatedly attacked by vandals, in particular, it drew on different characters. Moreover, the vandals not the first to pounce on a star with percussion instruments.

The most serious damage to the star was done in October 2016, when a local resident smashed it with a sledgehammer. A star mounted in the pavement, had to be replaced, the cost was 30 thousand dollars. Defendant James Otis pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years probation and 4.4 thousand dollar fine.

Local activists have published a petition to remove the star trump, but city officials refused to do so.

Now on the «walk of fame», which is located on Hollywood Boulevard and vine street, more than 2.5 thousand names of stars, actors, musicians, producers, Directors and many other people who contributed to the industry of entertainment and art. «Walk of fame» is one of the impressive tourist attractions of Los Angeles, visited by about 10 million people a year.