Video: Vandals pen famed Las Vegas sign

updated 7/14/2009 9:32:14 AM ET 2009-07-14T13:32:14

A Nevada landmark has been tagged.

The famed "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada" sign greeting visitors to the vacation destination has red graffiti scrawled across it.

The marks mar the main part of the sign as well as one of its legs.

Tourists who discovered the defacing said Monday they were disappointed and planned to digitally remove the graffiti from their souvenir photos.

Russell Davis, of the Clark County Department of Public Works, says a red marker was used on the sign. He says if the company that owns the sign can't restore it, the county will call in contractors to remove the tags.

On May 1, the sign was entered into the National Register of Historic Places .

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