“Christmas Vacation” prank: Clark Griswold exit

FILE - In this March 10, 2008, file photo, actor Chevy Chase poses backstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, in New York. On Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, a sign for an exit on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway for Clark and Westfield to read "Clark Griswold," after a character played by Chevy Chase in the Christmas cult classic, 'Christmas Vacation.' (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

CLARK, N.J. (AP) — At least one “Christmas Vacation” fan was driving on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway Thursday.

Someone changed a sign for the highway’s exit for Clark and Westfield to read “Clark Griswold.”

Griswold is the father’s character played by Chevy Chase in the Christmas cult classic.

State Police spokesman Sgt. Gregory Williams confirms photos of the sign posted on social media are real.

Williams says the taped-on Griswold sign at the highway’s exit 135 later was removed by the Turnpike Authority.

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