PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A hacked digital road sign has been shut down.
The hacked road sign is on Southeast 39th Avenue and Grant Street. Instead of a normal traffic message it read "Caution. Gingers ahead."
The sign is owned by a contractor and not the city of Portland.
It was shut down Saturday.
"Ginger" is a term used to refer to a person with red hair and freckles. A 2005 South Park episode, called "Ginger Kids," introduced many Americans to the term. In it, the cartoon character Cartman "rallies all the ginger kids everywhere to fight against discrimination," according to SouthParkStudios.com.
This road-sign hacking is just the latest in a series of altered street signs in the Portland area.
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