The Hollywood sign was vandalized to read "Hollyweed" early Sunday morning.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department said in an apparent New Year's prank, someone was able to climb onto the mountaintop and place tarps over the sign for it to read "Hollyweed." The incident was caught on surveillance cameras and LAPD is investigating the act as a misdemeanor trespassing crime.
The incident comes after California voters approved recreational marijuana. California businesses, however, aren't licensed to sell recreational marijuana until Jan. 1, 2018.
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It's difficult to miss the famous Hollywood sign in the rolling hills of Los Angeles, California.
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The Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles, California
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The famous Hollywood sign landmark is viewed from Griffith Observatory as tourists view the cityscape of Los Angeles.
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