Pranksters Change ‘Hollywood’ Sign To ‘Hollyweed’
On New Year’s morning, Los Angeles woke up to the iconic “Hollywood” transformed into a sign for “Hollyweed.”
According to the LA Daily News, police are investigating Sunday after a prankster used giant tarps to turn the iconic sign’s two white Os into Es overnight. The vandal, dressed in all black, was recorded by security cameras and could face a misdemeanor trespassing charge, said Sgt. Robert Payan.
The prankster scaled a protective fence surrounding the sign above Griffith Park and then clambered up each giant letter to drape the coverings, Payan said.
The prank seems to be a nod to California voters’ approval in November of Proposition 64, which legalized the recreational use of marijuana, beginning in 2018.
Take a look at what our cams captured – someone has modified the signage of the famed Hollywood sign to read “Hollyweed.” More soon.. pic.twitter.com/fMy7zkCaen
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) January 1, 2017
Hollyweed!!! I think security took the night off last night in Hollywood?. pic.twitter.com/ycQXzjsyjG
— Sd3gaughC (@Sd3gaughC) January 1, 2017
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) January 1, 2017
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