Zach Fernandez, a man also known as “Jesushands,” has claimed responsibility for the “Hollyweed” prank that took place in the first hours of 2017. For those of you unfamiliar with the story, Fernandez temporarily altered parts of the famous Hollywood sign so that it would read “Hollyweed,” and not the traditional “Hollywood.” The prank was extremely popular on social media, with influencers and celebrities like Steve-O congratulating the prankster.
It’s not yet known if police are looking to arrest Fernandez, but he could be charged with trespassing.
Back in 2010, Hugh Hefner donated $900,000 to preserve the 138 acres of Mount Lee to make sure that the Hollywood sign wouldn’t be taken down by developers looking to cash in on the property.
Who Is Zach Fernandez?
Zach Fernandez is a videographer/artist who has claimed responsibility for the “Hollyweed” prank. Currently he’s only at 3,500+ followers on Instagram, so the stunt could be a great way for him to raise the number of followers. That being said, he has posted almost 2,000 photos to the social media app, so Zach has clearly been using the site for a while.
Below you can see a photo that he posted to his Instagram.
Under the cover of dark, Fernandez snuck up Mount Lee at 3:00 A.M. to change the sign. In the photo below, you can see that black tarps were used to cover sections of the two O’s and white sheets were then used to turn them into E’s.