In the early hours of Wednesday morning, one man decided to do what no one else would. James Otis, dressed as a city worker, located Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and got to work.
The public servant was captured on video taking an axe and breaking the star into pieces. He told Deadline that his original plan was to auction it off and use the proceeds to assist the women who have come out to accuse Trump of sexual assault and harassment.
Now, Otis has been arrested by LAPD for his destruction of public property, according to Chicago Tribune.
“When people are unhappy with one of our honorees, we would hope that they would project their anger in more positive ways than to vandalize a California State landmark,” said the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s president, Leron Gubler. “Our democracy is based on respect for the law. People can make a difference by voting and not destroying public property.”
Otis could possibly face a felony vandalism charge, which has a maximum sentence of three years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. If that sounds steep to you, you’re not alone. Everyone’s favorite TV judge agrees.
“It is malicious destruction of property.” said Judge Mathis, according to The Wrap. “He should get a $100 fine, and an award.”