Vandals Alter Hollywood Sign to Hollyweed

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Residents of Hollywood, California started the new year off with a new sign on Mount Lee, reading Hollyweed, instead of Hollywood. This occurred early this morning around 3am, by a male suspect, however he’s still on the lose, however if found he could be arrested for trespassing.

The Hollywood sign was originally created to promote a new housing development called Hollywood Land back in 1923.

Hollyweed

Per ABC 7,

Hollywood residents awoke Sunday morning to find the iconic Hollywood sign had been altered to read “Hollyweed” in an apparent New Year’s Day prank.

The sign was vandalized about 3 a.m. by a male suspect who was recorded on surveillance video, said Lt. Guy Juneau of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Security Services Division.

Dressed in all black, the unidentified vandal scaled Mount Lee, made his way over a fence and then climbed onto each of the landmark’s “O” letters, the lieutenant said. He then draped those letters with black tarps so they each appeared as a lowercase “e.”

Hat Tip: Reader Ryan C.

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