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.


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