A new year has brought a big change for Los Angeles residents: their iconic Hollywood sign now reads “Hollyweed”.
A vandal is believed to be responsible for the alteration.
The person reportedly scaled the sign around midnight and threw two tarpaulins over the Os to make them look like Es.
Los Angeles police are investigating the incident.
Sergeant Guy Juneau, from the LAPD’s Security Services division, told the LA Times that a “lone individual” climbed up the sign using ladders and changed the sign.
There is believed to be security footage and authorities are reviewing it.
Last year voters in California approved Proposition 64, which means the recreational use of marijuana will become legal from 2018.
The sign has been altered to read Hollyweed by pranksters before, but not for decades.
(c) Sky News 2017: Hollywood sign is altered to read ‘Hollyweed’