Someone spray painted the words "boats n hoes" on a sign welcoming drivers to Newport Beach near Sage Hill School, according to police.
A passerby on Newport Coast Drive reported the graffiti to the Newport Beach police shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday, Lt. Evan Sailor said.
The phrase likely references a song and music video featured in the Will Ferrell comedy "Step Brothers."
Sailor said an officer responded to take a report and police are investigating the graffiti as vandalism to city property.
There aren't any leads or suspects at this time, he said.
— Jeremiah Dobruck