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’Hollyweed’ sign prankster arrested  Los Angeles, Jan 10, 2017 (AFP) -  Los Angeles police on Monday arrested a local artist suspected of a New Year’s Day prank in which he altered the letters of the famous Hollywood sign to read “Hollyweed.”  Zachary Cole Fernandez, 30, was booked on a misdemeanor charge when he voluntarily surrendered to the authorities with his attorney at his side. He was released on his own recognizance and ordered to appear in court on February 15, a police spokesman said. Fernandez, who goes by the moniker “Jesus Hands” said he was inspired to change the sign by a similar incident in 1976 that was the work of an art student named Daniel Finegood. He and his partner conducted research on the sign to determine how to scale the structure and place tarps over the 45-foot-tall o’s to turn them into e’s, Fernandez told the online magazine Vice. They aimed to prompt a conversation about cannabis after California voters approved a measure to legalize recreational mar...

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