Man dressed as the Hulk is arrested for vandalizing Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star
A man who dressed up as the Hulk when he smashed President Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last week turned himself in to Los Angeles police Monday.
James Lambert Otis, a 56-year-old activist, had done the same thing before, police say.
Otis was questioned and booked on suspicion of felony vandalism after police reviewed video footage of the incident that took place around 5:50 a.m Friday. Otis allegedly smashed the star with a pickax while he was dressed as the irascible Marvel hero.
A Hollywood Chamber of Commerce spokesperson informed The Times on Friday that damage to the plaque was over $3,000, which made the crime a felony.
It will be up to the chamber to again replace the star, just as it did in 2016 when Otis destroyed the mini-monument with a sledgehammer and pickax. That time he was charged with one felony count of vandalism.
Otis, who was not available for comment on Monday, told The Times in 2016 he had an open “disdain” for the then-presidential candidate.
“I just sort of had enough with Mr. Trump’s aggressive language toward women and his behavior, his sexual violence with women and against women,” Otis said in regard to accusations of sexual assault made against the president. “I’ve had personally in my own family four people who have been assaulted or have had sexual violence happen to them. It all became very personal.”
In 2016, Otis was dressed as a construction worker complete with a hard hat and vest.
Times staff writer Nardine Saad contributed to this story.
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