Phoenix landmark changed to penis in apparent prank

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Neighbors started noticing the 'alteration' early Thursday morning. (Source: Reddit user vicelordjohn) Neighbors started noticing the 'alteration' early Thursday morning. (Source: Reddit user vicelordjohn)
The "S" on Sunnyslope Mountain in Phoenix was vandalized late Wednesday night . (SOURCE: Viewer photo) The "S" on Sunnyslope Mountain in Phoenix was vandalized late Wednesday night . (SOURCE: Viewer photo)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

The letter "S" on Sunnyslope Mountain was looking a little different earlier this week. 

It’s exactly what you think it is.

Apparently, someone, or possibly a group of people, managed to repurpose the landmark late Wednesday night. 

"Well I just started chuckling," said neighbor Paul Johnston.

"I was kind of shocked in the morning when I saw what I saw," said neighbor Judy Berlucchi.

The ‘alteration’ was made out of rocks, toilet paper, and tablecloths.

"Whoever the artist is is stretching it, so to speak," said neighbor Phil Davis

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Sunnyslope High School is investigating, thinking this was likely a senior prank.

“What do you say? It's kids being kids,” said Davis.

Neighbor Judy Berlucchi has an unobstructed view of the mountain from her back yard.

“At least two or three times a year different things happen, but it's never been that type of thing,” she said.

She and her husband couldn't help but to snap a few pictures.

"These kids could have been out doing something so much worse," said Berlucchi.

Now pictures are all that's left. The monument to the male anatomy didn't stay up for long.

"I guess it could be a concern, sure, for parents," said  Johnston.

Workers from the Glendale Union School District cleaned it up quickly.

There was no permanent damage to the mountain. 

Like any graffiti, Phoenix Neighborhood Services says you can call its 'Graffiti Busters' hotline anytime, and they'll remove any unwanted 'pieces,' even one of this size. Their number is 602-534-4444.

[Google Map: Sunnyslope Mountain in Phoenix]

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