The iconic Hollywood sign, changed to read "Holyweed"

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Amanda Busick

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The long-lasting signal was modified in a single day on New 12 months’s Eve

Residents of Los Angeles’ most well-known neighbourhood awoke on New 12 months’s Day to seek out the world-famous Hollywood signal had been modified to learn “Hollyweed”.

Native media reported that police have been treating the incident as minor trespass and have been investigating.

The signal on Mount Lee is product of 45-foot (13.7m) tall letters.

Voters in California authorized the legalisation of marijuana in a poll held similtaneously the presidential election – on eight November.

The prank has not triggered lasting injury to the signal, nevertheless, as components of each “O” letters have been coated by tarpaulins to make them appear like a lower-case letter “E”.

The Los Angeles Times reports single particular person was recorded on safety cameras climbing the signal to hold the supplies.

The same prank came about in 1976, to mark a rest within the state’s marijuana legal guidelines.