For the third time in eight days, someone altered electronic road signs on Dallas-area roadways, this time to say "Gorilla deserved it."
The latest message is an apparent reference to the fatal shooting of a gorilla named Harambe at Cincinnati Zoo after a child fell into its exhibit on May 28.
An NBC DFW viewer tweeted a photo of a portable sign early Sunday morning on Cedar Springs Road between the Katy Trail and Carlisle Street in Dallas.
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Similar incidents were reported on Saturday, May 28 in Cockrell Hill — when signs said "Donald Trump Is a Shape-Shifting Lizard" and "Bernie for President" — and on Tuesday, May 31 in West Dallas, where a third sign read "Work Is Canceled — Go Back Home."
TxDOT officials said those signs belonged to a contractor performing work along Interstate 30, and the hacking was only possible by physically opening a control panel on the sign.
Tampering with such signs is a third-degree felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
If you notice suspicious activity around portable signs, especially when there is no construction, contact TxDOT or local police.