Pedestrians walk past the "Four Ladies of Hollywood" gazebo on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, on Wednesday June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

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Man Sentenced For Stealing Marilyn Monroe Statue In Los Angeles

July 9, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say a man who stole a statue of Marilyn Monroe from atop a Hollywood public art installation has been sentenced to a year in jail and ordered to pay more than $14,000 in restitution.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says 25-year-old Austin Mikel Clay on Tuesday entered an open plea of no contest to felony grand theft and vandalism.

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The Monroe statue depicts the actress in an iconic pose from the 1955 film "The Seven Year Itch" and went missing June 16.

Last year Clay pleaded no contest to a felony vandalism charge for smashing President Trump's Walk of Fame star with a pickax.

He was sentenced to three years' probation and ordered to pay damages to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in that case.