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Hollywood sign temporarily reads 'Hollyboob,' six people arrested

Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Police in Los Angeles said six people were arrested after altering the Hollywood sign to read "Hollyboob" in what the alleged perpetrators said was a breast cancer awareness message.

The Los Angeles Police Department said the five men and one woman climbed the hills surrounding the sign and threw a tarp bearing a giant letter B over the W and added a dash to the final D to make it look like a second B.

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"A few hours ago, a group attempted to vandalize the Hollywood sign. Los Angeles landmarks are precious to those of us @LAPDHollywood and this was way uncool (not to mention the terrain is quite steep & dangerous). Hollywood patrol officers have arrested all six individuals," LAPD Capt. Steve Lurie tweeted.

Lurie said the six people, who claimed the stunt was intended to raise breast cancer awareness, were released after being charged with misdemeanor trespassing.

"There's no vandalism, because the sign wasn't damaged," he told the Los Angeles Times.

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