The hunt is on for an unknown perpetrator who took it upon themselves to smear Donald Trump’s Hollywood Star in dog poo.
The faeces were discovered yesterday, September 16, along Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.
Although there has not been any information released on the person who was responsible, whoever it was will not be prosecuted, as it is not technically considered vandalism, TMZ reports.
According to Californian law, someone can be prosecuted for vandalism if they “deface with graffiti or other inscribed material” or if they damage or destroy someone else’s property.
However, it is possible to instead cite the offender with violating Los Angeles’s pooper scooper law, which requires dog owners to pick up after their pets.
In recent years Trump’s Hollywood Star has fallen victim to vandalism on a number of occasions.
In 2016, James Otis, heir to the Otis elevator family, took a pickaxe to the star, which got him community service and a $4,400 fine as punishment.
Two years later in 2018, actor George Lopez pretended to pee on the star with the help of a water bottle but was not prosecuted.
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In June 2020, the star was covered in Black Lives Matter slogans, while four months later in October, a man dressed as the Incredible Hulk smashed the star with a pickaxe.
There have been other instances of vandalism as well, with the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce – which manages the Walk of Fame – always restoring or replacing the star and in one case even putting a barrier around it.
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