PRANKSTERS CHANGE HOLLYWOOD SIGN TO “HOLLYWEED” | The California Weed Blog
A prankster changed the iconic Hollywood sign overlooking Los Angeles on Sunday morning to Spell “Hollyweed”.
The man was seen on security-camera footage between midnight and 2 a.m.
The police state that the Man used tarps to change the O's in the sign to E's and did not saw the sign as most people thought.
Although the Prankster was caught on camera, police can not tell his race or height because it was dark as well as raining, police sources say. On top of that the police haven't been able to put a crew up on the hill to fix it because of the holidays. “We are backed up,” police sources explained.
“It needs to be taken down and that will be done momentarily,” said Estevan Montemayor, a spokesman for LA City Councilman David Ryu, whose district includes the Hollywood sign. “”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.”
Even though there are sensors on the sign that trigger a police alarm, they are easy to avoid because the sensors are only in certain areas of the letters. In addition, there's still a road accessible to the public by foot and car behind the sign which is where authorities believe the area was entered to vandalize the sign both this year and in 1976.
“Betsy Isroelit with the Hollywood Sign Trust told CNN that the last time the sign was vandalized to read “Hollyweed” was in 1976.” – CNN
The sign had been altered many times and this likely won't be the last. One thing is clear….weed is legal and we're happy about that.