Los Angeles police arrested the man who destroyed Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star with a sledgehammer and a pick ax. The man identified himself as James Otis, an heir to the Otis family's elevator fortune, in an interview with CNN on the Walk of Fame Wednesday morning. He said he was doing it to help the eleven women who have accused Trump of sexual assault, and other victims who he said could come forward in the future. The man continued to state that he had “four or five family members sexually assaulted.” The attack on the star was to express the man’s discontent with having a presidential nominee who, he said, has become sort of a “poster child for sexual assault.” Otis plans to sell the star saying it could sell for over one million dollars; he also stated that he knows he might get arrested but “hopes that doesn’t happen.”
This has raised a lot of controversy across social media as it has become another source of political outrage from both sides. This attack has some similarities to the firebombing of the GOP office attacked a few weeks ago as it created a lot of questions as to whether people have gone too far in some certain circumstances during this election season. This is the second nationally recognized incident involving vandalism relating to a political candidate during this year. The reactions to this event specifically on twitter have been split. A lot of people are all for the vandalism of Trump’s star, saying he does not even deserve to be in the company of other stars that are on that strip. Others have said, maybe this is going too far and people don’t even realize it. This incident has just been another example of the lengths people will go to make their presence felt on a political matter.