HOLLYWOOD, CA (FOX 11) - Donald Trump is getting a lot of security obviously now that he's President-elect, but did you know his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is also getting a lot of security. The star is all repaired and drawing big crowds after being vandalized last month.
Now, it has 24/7 protection. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has placed three barricades around the star, and two officers are on foot patrol along with a squad car nearby at all times. The LAPD days this monitoring does not cost extra for the city, since officers are always patrolling the busy area. There is no word on when this presidential protection will cease.
The star also has a security camera permanently fixed on the star.
This all comes about after a vandal hacked out the star's gold-colored name and television logo last month. The culprit, James Lambert Otis, told news media outlets he originally intended to "remove" the entire star from the 6800 block of Hollywood Boulevard, auction it off in New York and give the money to the nearly dozen women who allege they were groped or sexually mistreated by Trump. But Otis said he was unable to accomplish the feat.
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