Zachary Cole Fernandez, 30, voluntarily surrendered to the L.A. police "with his attorneys by his side" on Sunday night. He took responsibility for vandalizing the sign and changing it to "Hollyweed."
Fernandez, an artist also known as "Jesus Hands," was arrested for one count of trespassing, a misdemeanor, a police spokesman says. The investigation continues because police are still unclear if Fernandez was the only suspect.
Fernandez and ex-wife, Sarah Fern, told Vice they draped the "O"s and turned them into "E"s on New Year's Day. The sign was first modified to read "Hollyweed" in the '70s and is a reference to California's recent legalization of recreational marijuana.
He was released on a $1,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 15.
This article originally appeared on Womanista.com