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Hollywood sign altered to read 'Hollyweed'


Over the New Year holiday, a vandal was caught on camera altering the iconic Hollywood sign to read "Hollyweed." Read about the incident and the reactions in the LA Times local report.

This article originally appeared on LA Times

Los Angeles residents awoke New Year's Day to find a prankster had altered the famed Hollywood sign to read "HOLLYWeeD." (Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press)

Los Angeles residents awoke early Sunday to see that one thing, at least, looked different in the New Year: the Hollywood sign.

Armed with four tarpaulins, a prankster had climbed Mount Lee under the cover of night to edit the iconic landmark, which was changed to "HOLLYWeeD.”

Security footage recorded at 3 a.m. Sunday showed a “lone individual” climbing up the mountain, scaling the sign’s ladders and hanging tarpaulins over the O’s to change them to E's, said Sgt. Guy Juneau of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Security Services division...

... Read the full article by at latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-hollywood...

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