(NEW YORK POST) – President Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was smashed to pieces by a man wielding a pickax Wednesday morning, according to the LAPD.
The suspect turned himself in to the Beverly Hill police after cops responded to the tourist area about 3:30 a.m. local time, LAPD Police Officer Ray Brown said, according to CNN.
The man, who managed to destroy the majority of the nameplate on Hollywood Boulevard, was awaiting processing.
“I thought it was work going on over here,” Patricia Cox, who witnessed the demolition, told CNN affiliate KCAL/KCBS. She said the vandal was “going to town” on the sidewalk — clearly a man on a mission.
This isn’t the first time Trump’s star has been vandalized.
In April 2016, a Superman impersonator saw people making lewd gestures at the ground, vandalizing the plaque with paint and letting a dog do its business right on the shiny pink surface.
“People often stomp with anger on the star, others kick their heels over the star, and some spit. The last time, someone put a sticker over the star,” Francisco Javier, another performer who was dressed like Superman, said at the time.
Earlier that year in October, the LAPD arrested a man who went after the star with a sledgehammer and a pickax.