LISTEN LIVE KPR - On Air: Listen Live to classical, jazz and NPR news Schedule LATEST
KPR 2 - On Air: Listen live to KPR's all talk-radio service, KPR2 Recordings

Share this page              

Donald Trump's Walk Of Fame Star Vandalized With A Pickax

Pedestrians walk past a cordoned-off area surrounding Donald Trump's vandalized star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Donald Trump's star dimmed a bit on Wednesday. Actually, it was smashed. An early morning vandal dressed as a Los Angeles city construction worker used a pickax and sledgehammer to destroy Trump's sidewalk star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Police are still investigating, but a man who identified himself to as Jamie Otis can be seen on a video destroying the terrazzo and brass star as onlookers giggle and ask for the smashed bits as souvenirs. Otis told the website he may turn himself in to the LAPD and that he'd be "happy to go to trial." He also told Deadline he had hoped to auction off the sidewalk star to fundraise for women who've accused Trump of sexually assaulting them. Trump has denied the allegations.

Trump got his sidewalk star in 2007 for hosting the NBC reality show The Apprentice, where at the end of every episode, he roared lines like "You're fired. Go!" to losing competitors.

During his presidential campaign, the Republican candidate's Hollywood star has been spray-painted with a swastika and a "mute" icon, and a miniature border wall was built around it. Los Angeles Police estimated this latest mischief would cost $2,500 to repair.

In fact, Trump's star was quickly repaired. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the group that runs the Walk of Fame, vowed to press charges "to the full extent of the law." In California, a vandalism charge can result in up to three years in jail and a fine of $10,000 or more.

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit

Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute

See the Coverage Map for more details

Contact Us

Kansas Public Radio
1120 West 11th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Download Map
785-864-4530 (Main Line)
888-577-5268 (Toll Free)