Man accused of stealing Marilyn Monroe statue pleads No Contest

A 25-year-old Glendale man accused of stealing a statue of Marilyn Monroe from the "Ladies of Hollywood Gazebo" in Hollywood pleaded No Contest to grand theft of property charges.

Austin Mikel Clay was already on probation for using a pickax to vandalize the star of President Donald Trump on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Clay was immediately sentenced to one year in county jail, three years of probation, and ordered to pay more than $14,000 in restitution, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

The statue was sawed off its perch atop the gazebo on June 16.

Police found evidence connecting Clay to the crime, according to investigators, but the statue, which is owned by the city of Los Angeles, was not found. Authorities believe the statue may have broken and could be in multiple pieces.

CNS contributed to this report