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NorCal Prankster Changes Road Sign To Read ‘Caution Loose Gorilla!’

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LOOMIS, Calif. (CBS/AP) — A prankster is changing the message on an electronic traffic warning sign in a Northern California town.

The sign was supposed to tell people that a road in the Placer County city of Loomis will be closed for pipeline construction.

Instead, it read, “Smoke Weed Everyday” last week. The Sacramento Bee reports that it has also read, “Caution Loose Gorilla!”

Placer County Water Agency Senior Engineer Tony Firenzi told the Bee it took skill to change the message. The unknown hacker needed a keyboard and had to bypass some systems.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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