By Keith Laing - 07/06/12 09:08 PM EDT
Construction signs on roads in Anchorage, Alaska, were hacked this week to suggest that President Obama be impeached.
The Alaska Department of Transportation said signs that are normally used to inform drivers about construction and detours ahead of them on roads were changed without permission to suggest charges be filed against the president, according to a report by Anchorage television station KTUU.
“I'm sure somebody thought it was a pretty funny joke but we try to convey a lot of important information with these signs,” Alaska DOT regional construction engineer Tim Croghan told the station, which is the NBC affiliate in Alaska.
The television station reported that the Alaska transportation department does not lock the boxes that contain the controls for its electronic signs.