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God Hates Gays' Message Shocks Residents After Appearing on Utah Road Construction Sign

"I thought this was messed up."

A Provo, Utah, resident was in for a surprise when she was driving home from work and noticed a construction sign flashing with a curious -- and offensive -- message.

"God Hates Gays," it read, causing YouTube user "SaveYourself777" (a girl named Annie Frewin), to take out her camera, capture the incident on video and upload it to share with the world.

"I had to double take it and flip around to record it, sorry my camera sucks," she wrote in the video's description. "I thought this was messed up."

In interviews with The Huffington Post, employees from the Utah Department of Transportation, the City of Provo, the Provo Police Department and the Utah Highway Patrol all expressed shock and seemed to be hearing about the incident for the first time. It was established that the message was appearing on the I-15 corridor project, not far from Brigham Young University.

According to HuffPo, Leigh Dethman, a spokesperson for the project, claims that the sign was reprogramed by an unknown person. The message board for the unit controlling the sign was not secured, which purportedly allowed "for anyone to manipulate it." The message was subsequently removed at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

"I don't know what the motivation was but [the person] would have had to physically walk up to the sign in order to change the message," Dethman explained, claiming that remote access wasn't possible.

See the sign for yourself, below:

Since there's no video surveillance of the area, it's likely the culprit won't be found.

(H/T: Huffington Post)

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