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Man Who Smashed Trump Star to Pay Damages, Serve Probation

Otis defaced the star about a week before Trump was elected president

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    Watch: Vandal Smashes Trump Star in Hollywood

    Video captured by Deadline Hollywood shows a man dressed as a construction worker using a hammer and ax to smash Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star Wednesday Oct. 26, 2016. Credit: Deadline Hollywood (Published Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016)

    A man who destroyed Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to three years of probation for vandalism.

    An attorney for James Otis says he pleaded no contest to the felony Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

    Attorney Mieke ter Poorten says Otis agreed to pay $4,400 for the damage and attorney's fees and perform 20 days of community labor.

    Otis used a sledgehammer and pickax to deface the star about a week before Trump was elected president.

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    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

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    Otis said he originally planned to the steal the star, sell it and give money to the 11 women who had said Trump groped them.

    The star was for Trump's work on the reality show "The Apprentice." It has since been repaired.