A man who demolished President Donald Trump’s Hollywood star in 2016 is expected to bail out the vandal who left the star in pieces after hacking at it with a pickaxe Wednesday.
James Otis, the man who was arrested for destroying the star in 2016, told TMZ that he will spend $20,000 to bail out Austin Clay. Clay pulled the pickaxe from a guitar case around 3 a.m. and began hacking Trump’s star on Hollywood Boulevard, leaving it completely destroyed, The New York Post reported.
Donald Trump’s star completely destroyed along the Hollywood walk of fame. pic.twitter.com/b1bpLhmG2X
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After smashing the star, Clay reportedly called the police on himself to report that he had just committed the crime. Otis dressed up as a construction worker and also used a pickaxe to demolish Trump’s star. Since then, many people have vandalized it with stickers and paint.
Otis, who dodged jail time and received 3 years probation, 20 days of community service and a fine, will reportedly meet Clay after he bails him out.