HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Police on Wednesday were engaged with a man later identified as a Hollywood actor and stuntman who climbed the iconic Hollywood sign.
He climbed up the D and held a sign that appeared to say “I’m back.”
At first, and for about 40 minutes, it was unclear if the man was protesting something, doing something promotional or looking for attention.
“Whatever he’s doing,” reported Stu Mundel in Sky2, “it’s not legal.”
The LAPD was on scene trying to coax the man down.
He came down for a while, rested on the side of a hill and then apparently out of breath attempted to climb the sign again.
On social media, several people said they believed the man is Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, Hollywood actor/stuntman most known for a movie called “Natural Born Pranksters.”
Zdorovetskiy has appeared in a series of videos on YouTube in which he and colleagues prank people and the promo for the movie says they have “outgrown the Internet.”