Early Wednesday morning, 24-year-old Austin Clay took a pickaxe to the star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame of President Donald Trump and completely destroyed it. He was later arrested after turning himself in.
He is being held on $20,000 bail and was charged with felony vandalism.
Now more information is coming out about the event.
Here’s the video of him destroying the star.
A woman named Carina Hull started a GoFundMe for him which has now reached almost $3,000. Usually, GoFundMe quickly takes down efforts to raise bail or things connected to crimes. But for some reason, they have left this one up.
And you can see many leftists posting on the page congratulating him for breaking the law and calling him a “patriot” and a “hero” in some kind of insane twisting of the terms.
But he may not need that for his bail, because the man who previously destroyed the star, James Otis is offering to pay Clay’s bail.
You only have to pay 10% of the $20,000 to get the person out.
From Daily Wire:
“You might recall, James Otis attacked Trump’s star in 2016 — also with a pickax — and we’ve learned he’s now stepping up to pay the $20k bail for Austin Clay … the 24-year-old who went off on Trump’s star early Wednesday morning,” TMZ reports.
We’re told Otis isn’t just writing a check either — he also plans to meet Clay in person as soon as he’s released. We’re guessing he might want to discuss technique, ’cause Clay’s was way more destructive effective.
James, who is the Otis elevator heir, avoided hard time after pleading no contest. Instead, he got 3 years probation, 20 days of community service and had to pay $4,400 to replace the damaged star.
But for all their efforts,
The star, though, has already been replaced as this report notes:
Turns out that his girlfriend was with him and she danced and twerked over the destroyed star, according to the Daily Mail. She said that he had “a major issue with Trump,” but she claimed she didn’t know about it beforehand.
And the report seems to indicate the girlfriend may not be telling the truth as a witness says that they told him about the plan the day before. So it would seem that she did know. Police should have a little chat with the girlfriend as well.
Trump will have a nice shiny new star and Austin Clay will have a record which will follow him when he tries to get a job.