Prankster Hacks LAPD Sign, Posts Inappropriate Message Near USC

LOS ANGELES ( — Technology proved to be a real “pain in the butt” this week when a Los Angeles Police Department sign near the University of Southern California campus was hacked.

An unidentified person allegedly hacked into an electronic traffic sign by Troy Hall Thursday morning and posted an inappropriate message for drivers and pedestrians. The sign is usually used to display crime and traffic information for the department.

Twitter user Michael Grant tweeted a picture of the sign.

(credit: Twitter/Michael Grant)

(credit: Twitter/Michael Grant)

According to the Los Angeles Times, Chief John Thomas of USC’s Department of Public Safety confirmed the sign was hacked.

The prank is under investigation after causing a stir on social media sites.


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