Reuters - Video

Edition: US | UK | IN | CN | JP

video Oddly Enough

Hollywood sign changed to 'Hollyweed'

Sunday, January 01, 2017 - 00:48

California residents awoke in 2017 to the iconic Hollywood sign changed to 'Hollyweed'. Colette Luke reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

On the first day of the new year, California residents woke up to their iconic Hollywood sign changed to 'Hollyweed'. The stunt comes less than two months after voters made recreational marijuana legal for adults in the state. City surveillance cameras showed a person dressed in black around 3 a.m. Sunday. Police believe that person was behind the prank and could be charged with misdemeanor trespassing. Material similar to a tarp was placed over the two Os of the sign to make them look like Es. This isn't the first time the Hollywood sign was changed to Hollyweed. The landmark sign was defaced on New Year's Day in 1976 when marijuana was decriminalized in California.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Hollywood sign changed to 'Hollyweed'

Sunday, January 01, 2017 - 00:48