YouTube prankster Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, who was arrested for scaling the HOLLYWOOD structure, last year, does it again. On Wednesday, he climbed the sign again with a sign which read-“I’m back”.
The Murmansk born is said to have mounted the sign as a promotional stunt for his movie Natural Born Prankster. However, his stunt did not augur well with the LAPD, who immediately took him into custody when he climbed down, and an investigation is going on.
Incidentally, he was arrested four years back for Florida Bomb Hoax.
Zdorovetskiy had scaled the letter D of the landmark HOLLYWOOD symbol in Los Angeles, California wearing camouflage at 6 pm. reaching the top; he unfurled a flag which read I am back. The 24-year-old prankster stayed for an hour atop the Hollywood sign recording his video blog.
Zdorovetskiy was arrested at 6.40 pm. Another man, probably motivated by Vitaly tried to repeat the act but was detained immediately.
The Russian-born star had made a movie about pranksters which was released Amazon Video and iTunes in April. Zdorovetskiy had written on Twitter on Tuesday that he was filming a huge stunt the next day.
The 45 feet HOLLYWOOD structure is off limits for the general public and is patrolled by park rangers and LAPD officers.
Vitaly was born in Russia in the city of Murmansk, Russia before he immigrated to the USA. His first prank was the Miami Zombie Attack Prank video in 2012, and it became highly popular. The joke was inspired by the cannibal attack of a homeless man in Miami in May 2012.