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Police: 2 people broke into shed, hacked into computers to put porn on billboard

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Posted at 5:12 AM, Sep 30, 2019
and last updated 2020-06-16 10:41:06-04

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.

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.