Newport welcome sign vandalized

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

Twitter: @jeremiahdobruck

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