A photo posted by Ashley (@ashleysacch) on Jan 1, 2017 at 8:57am PST
Angelenos woke up to a surprise on New Year’s Day. It seems that while most of the world was toasting 2017 by watching Mariah Carey “perform,” or looking for that New Year’s kiss, a lone vandal hoofed it up to the Hollywood sign and altered it to read “Hollyweed.”
According to CBS, there are no leads yet. If and when the vandal is apprehended, he or she will face misdemeanor trespassing charges. Many are connecting the vandalism to California’s recent legalization of marijuana, which took effect on November 9, a day after voters approved marijuana for recreational use in the state.
A photo posted by Joel Kuwahara (@joelkuwahara) on Jan 1, 2017 at 8:57am PST
This isn’t the first time this has happened. The Los Angeles Times reports that a similar prank occurred on New Year’s Day in 1976. That year, small-scale possession of marijuana was changed from a felony to a misdemeanor with the passing of the Moscone Act.
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