Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been vandalized several times in recent years, but has never been damaged to this extent.
According to reports, someone smashed it to pieces with a pick axe Tuesday night. Witnesses say the individual concealed the axe in a guitar case.
Multiple people — including police — tell me a man walked up with a guitar case and pulled out the pick axe. Then, it’s believed, he called police himself to report it, but left the scene before they got here. Now, he’s nowhere to be found. @NBCLA pic.twitter.com/mJNh1dbO0J— Jonathan Gonzalez (@JonathanNBCLA) July 25, 2018
The suspect has since turned himself in to authorities.
The suspect who destroyed Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame early this morning turned himself in and is in custody, per LAPD official.— Tasneem N (@TasneemN) July 25, 2018