Los Angeles residents awoke on New Year’s Day to a surprise. A prankster managed to change the iconic sign overlooking Los Angeles early Sunday to read “Hollyweed,” said L.A. Police Officer Christopher Garcia, who works in the agency’s security service division.
The vandal — probably a man — used tarps to change the O’s in the sign to E’s, he said.
The vandal was caught on security-camera footage between midnight and 2 a.m. local time, but police can’t tell his race or height because it was dark and raining, Garcia said.
The “Hollyweed” sign remained up until around 2 p.m. eastern time, when authorities took down the tarps used to change the lettering.
Estevan Montemayor, a spokesman for LA City Councilman David Ryu said:
“We don’t know who did it but park rangers are going up there very soon to take down the draping that was put on top of the ‘O’ to alter the sign,” Montemayor said Sunday morning.
It could have been a New Year’s Eve prank, Juneau said, or the work of “a thrill seeker.”
And this is not happened for the first time as well.
And now this:
This is not the first time the Hollywood Sign became the Hollyweed Sign. — Happened in Dec. 1983 (Her-Ex) pic.twitter.com/dVxXyHt1bo
— Shelby Grad (@shelbygrad) January 1, 2017