The hammer of the law is coming down on the man who destroyed Donald Trump‘s Hollywood Walk of Fame star.
Early on Thursday, LAPD tracked down James Otis in West Hollywood as he was leaving a home and arrested him for felony vandalism.
Heir to the Otis Elevator Company fortune and apparently worth millions, Otis had reportedly planned to hold a press conference before turning himself in, but was arrested by police before he had the chance.
No ten minutes of fame for you, James!
The elevator heir was reportedly cooperative with police and had previously stated he “wasn’t afraid” of Trump, or being taken to court for that matter — which is a good thing, since he could face three years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.
Otis was recorded pummeling the star at around 5:45 a.m. on Wednesday, originally intending to take the whole star and auction it off, then give the money to Trump’s alleged victims.
But when he realized the task was too big for his tools, he instead settled for taking the brass letters spelling the business mogul’s name, along with the TV emblem honoring his work on The Apprentice.
Watch the destruction and his explanation (below)!
In addition to being a self described “non-violent activist,” Otis is the CEO of the Otis Lambert Financial Group LLC, which raises capital for real estate and financial services projects.
In 2009, Otis sold a collection of Mahatma Gandhi‘s possessions for $1.8 million, so we don’t think reimbursing Trump’s $30,000 Hollywood star would be too much of a problem!
We have a feeling Trump will do his best to make sure Otis is behind bars, seeing as though he’ll have a lot of free time after Election Day.