Las Vegas sign vandalism

LAS VEGAS -- The iconic Las Vegas sign has been vandalized for the second time this year.

At about 7:30 Friday morning, a barefoot man wearing a barrel and a Santa's hat threw red paint on the front of the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign and black paint on the back of it, as FOX5 News was broadcasting live.

The man, Joe Pepitone, told FOX5 News he threw the paint at the sign as a form of protest. He was also one of the protesters in front of the Clark County courtroom during the O.J. Simpson heist trial.

Ironically, the FOX newscrew was filming a segment about a previous vandalism attempt on the sign. What makes this story a new level of awesome is that the man vandalising the sign is caught live on video confronting the reporter: