Donald Trump Cops Want Star Vandal Slapped with Felony

10/29/2016 12:50 AM PDT

Cops Want Trump Star Vandal Slapped with Felony

EXCLUSIVE

The guy who vandalized Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star will be prosecuted to the max, if the LAPD has its way.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the LAPD will send the case to the D.A. in the next few days and recommend felony prosecution. Cops think the D.A. should nail James Otis for going to town with a pickax and destroying the star.

Otis says he was acting in protest of Trump, but an official from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is scoffing at him, saying the Chamber -- not Trump -- is the real victim and they want Otis slapped with a felony as well.

Otis says he'll face the music, but the crime carries way more than a slap on the wrist. He could get 3 years in prison -- worst case scenario.

The whole Ghandi argument probably won't fly in L.A. County Superior Court.