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Austin officials aren’t taking the spoof lightly, noting it is a criminal act.
“The sign’s content was humorous, but the act of changing it wasn’t,” Hartley said.
Austin police are investigating the situation, and the vandals could face a Class C misdemeanor charge of tampering with a road sign, Hartley said.
A Class C misdemeanor has a maximum $500 fine. Even if the hackers get caught, charged, convicted, and maxed out on punishment it’ll be money well spent.