LOS ANGELES — Fed up with a massive pothole in his Los Angeles neighborhood, Arnold Schwarzenegger picked up a shovel and filled it himself.
The actor and former governor of California tweeted a video on Tuesday of him and an assistant using packed concrete to repair the road in the Brentwood area.
“Today, after the whole neighborhood was turned upside down by this giant pothole that’s been messing up cars and bikes for weeks, I went out with my team and fixed it,” he said. -he writes about Twitter. “I always say, let’s not complain, let’s do something about it. Here is.”
Today, after the whole neighborhood has been upset about this giant pothole that’s been screwing up cars and bicycles for weeks, I went out with my team and fixed it. I always say, let’s not complain, let’s do something about it. Here you go. pic.twitter.com/aslhkUShvT
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) April 11, 2023
A neighbor rolled down her car window and shouted her thanks to the action movie star.
“You’re welcome,” Schwarzenegger said, dressed in work boots, a leather jacket and sunglasses reminiscent of his role in “Terminator.”
“You have to do it yourself. It’s crazy. I’ve been waiting for this hole to be closed for three weeks,” he said.
Daniel Ketchell, a spokesman for Schwarzenegger, said residents of Brentwood have repeatedly called for repairs since winter storms left potholes and cracks in local roads.
Mayor Karen Bass announced a plan last week to address what she called an unprecedented number of damaged streets across the city. Since Dec. 30, Los Angeles has received 19,692 service requests for repairs, and as of April 6, crews had filled at least 17,549 potholes, officials said.
The Department of Public Works did not immediately respond to an email asking if the pothole filled in by Schwarzenegger needed to be repaired.