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Hacked DTLA Road Sign Tells Drivers to ‘Read a Fucking Book’

January 9, 2015 by Brian Champlin

Artist? Vandal? Reading advocate?

It’s not clear who hacked this portable downtown Los Angeles road sign, only that the vandalism in question was spotted last night in the Bunker Hill neighborhood.

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Hat-tip to L.A. Weekly contributor Daina Beth Solomon who snapped a photo of the LED sign last night.

Embedded tweets below show the hacked sign from a few angles.

[UPDATED: Per a follow-up report from the Weekly, the company that owns the sign, Traffic Management Incorporated, as well as a spokesperson for the L.A. Department of transportation both acknowledged the sign was hacked]

[LA Weekly]

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