Vandal arrested for tagging Swastikas on Trump’s Hollywood Star
29-year old Jose Ortega was taken into custody for having allegedly vandalized Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Here are the details
The dude who etched 2 swastikas on Donald Trump‘s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has got legal issues this XMAS, because he’s been busted.
Jose Ortega has been to Trump’s star twice in 4 days, both times bending down, drawing swastikas and taking off.
Despite being caught on video 4 days ago, cops were unable to locate him. But, Ortega showed up Sunday night, bent down and repeated. This time, a passerby happened to see him, called the cops, followed him a few blocks where cops mete up with Ortega and arrested him.
A witness saw Ortega tag the star late Sunday afternoon and called the police, Lopez said. Officers spotted the suspect on the 6500 block of Hollywood Boulevard and arrested him. He is being held in lieu of more than $20,000 bail, according to Los Angeles County jail records.
The graffiti has since been cleaned.
Ortega admitted to both taggings. In addition to being arrested for vandalism, he was booked on 2 outstanding traffic warrants.
The charges are all misdemeanors. Now, it’s up to the L.A. City Attorney to decide if Orgeta should be prosecuted. If convicted, he faces a maximum of 6 months in jail.
Video content of the suspect allegedly tagging the star can be viewed here https://www.tmz.com/2018/12/24/trump-star-vandal-arrested-swastikas-walk-of-fame/