New Years Eve Prankster Changes Hollywood Sign To Hollyweed
The iconic hillside sign high Southern California's film-and-television hub was defaced overnight in honor of marijuana.
Residents awoke on Sunday to seek out "Hollyweed" staring down at them in four-story, white letters from Los Angeles' Mount Lee, wherever a version of the picture-ready "Hollywood" sign was initial erected in 1923.
City police investigation cameras captured footage of somebody wearing black about 3 a.m. (1100 GMT) whom police believe was behind the conversion, Sgt. robert Payan of the los angeles police department said during a phone interview.
Material similar to a tarp was placed over the two O's to create them seem as E's, and park rangers were assessing the way to take away them, Payan said.
There were no suspects, but the person if caught may be charged with law-breaking encroaching, he said