In 2017, Hollywood has become “Hollyweed.”
At least that may have been the New Year’s resolution of a determined prankster who around 3 a.m. on Sunday morning draped tarps over the iconic sign, transforming the o’s in “wood” into lowercase e’s.
Officer Christopher Garcia, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department, said the episode was being investigated as trespassing, rather than as vandalism, because the miscreant had not directly interfered with the integrity of the sign.
To change the o’s to e’s, the prankster nestled a peace sign and a drawing of a heart into the bottom right corners of the two letters. Officer Garcia said that he did not find the prank funny, and that the suspect was believed to be a man. The police were contacted around 5:30 a.m., he said.
The stunt was a throwback to Jan. 1, 1976, when the prankster Daniel N. Finegood…