LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Days after a prankster scaled a fence and altered the Hollywood sign to read “HOLLYWeeD,” LAPD detectives say they plan to submit their case to prosecutors for possible prosecution.
Officer Aareon Jefferson said Wednesday that investigators are talking to a possible suspect in connection with the trespassing case, but declined to name the person.READ MORE: Probe Underway Following Deputy-Involved Shooting In Palmdale
A Los Angeles artist, Zach Fernandez, has taken credit on social media for the stunt.
Jefferson says detectives would not arrest the prankster on suspicion of misdemeanor trespassing, but would instead present their findings to the district attorney’s office.
Prosecutors would then decide whether or not to file charges.READ MORE: 3.6-Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Maywood; No Reports Of Damage
Police began investigating after a person used giant tarps to change the sign sometime on New Year’s Eve or early New Year’s Day.
The prankster was recorded by security cameras.
Chris Baumgart, chairman of the Hollywood Sign Trust, said Monday that he plans to meet with police officials this week to explore ways to prevent similar acts.
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