AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Authorities in Michigan say two people broke into a shed under a billboard, hacked into a computer and put pornography on a digital billboard along I-75 over the weekend.
Update to the pornographic billboard story:
Just talked to @AHPOLICE - they say the 2 people in this video broke into a shed that is under the billboard on I-75 & hacked into the computer system to play the offensive video.
This crime went from a misdemeanor to now a felony. pic.twitter.com/6Ug3UpGo4A
— Syma Chowdhry (@SymaChowdhry) September 30, 2019
The video played Saturday night around 10:30 on northbound I-75 near M-59. The Auburn Hills Police Department said the company that operates the billboard took the video down once they discovered it was playing. It may have been playing for around 15 minutes.
The billboard is owned by Triple Communications, a subsidiary of Triple Investment Group, the same group that owns the Pontiac Silverdome. Police said representatives from the group have been cooperating with investigators.
According to police, it was originally a misdemeanor crime, but after surveillance video of the break-in was reviewed, it turned into a felony.
Police learned about the video playing on the billboard from callers on the freeway.
This story was originally published by WXYZ.