The Hollywood sign brought in a little change and was seen hanging out with Bob Marley on New Year’s Eve. You wished that was true, don’t you?
This is what actually happened; a prankster managed to change the iconic Hollywood sign in Los Angeles early Sunday to read “Hollyweed,” said L.A. Police Officer from the agency’s security service division.
The vandal probably a man used tarps to change the O’s in the sign to E’s, the officer said.
The Vandal was captured on security camera between midnight and 2 a.m. GMT. However, police can’t tell his race or height because it was dark and raining.
The “Hollywood” sign remained up until around 2 p.m.ET. Then authorities took down the tarps used to change the lettering.
The spokesman for LA City Councilman David Ryu, whose district covers the Hollywood sign area, had earlier promised that the sign would be restored to its original state.
There are sensors around the sign that set off an alarm for police, but because the sensors are only in particular areas of the sign, it’s possible to avoid them. Moreover, There’s a road accessible to the public from behind the sign.
The last time the Hollywood Sign was vandalized to read “Hollyweed” was in 1976.
Here is a picture when the Sign went “Dude, I’m so _____” last time:
So-called “Pranksters” have changed the sign several times over the years.
Furthermore, Californians voted to make recreational use of marijuana legal statewide for those 21 and over last month.