Councilman Paul Krekorian's office was flooded with phone calls Tuesday, but many who phoned in weren't interested in talking about local issues, they were trying to reach a topless maid service.
On an episode of Ellen earlier this week, host Ellen Degeneres and actor Matthew Perry dialed a number, 818-666-HUGE, that they spotted on a van labeled with an ad for an erotic cleaning service.
They spoke with an employee named Kayla who went over the details of hiring of a topless maid. But what started off as an on air joke turned into a real-life prank when someone redirected the service's number to Krekorian's office, according to NBC4.
When Patch tried dialing the number Tuesday afternoon, the call was forwarded to unrelated answering service with a full inbox.
Communications manager Jeremy Oberstein said the councilman's office received a slew of phone calls Tuesday morning, but they stopped by the end of the day.
"Our staff is now able to continue work for the second district," Oberstein said.
According to NBC4, the mobile billboard belongs to Sami Ammari, who has sued the city for banning mobile advertisements. In protest of the ban, Ammari has also posted signs in Studio City on Laurel Canyon Boulevard depicting Krekorian wearing a fez that read "Paul Krekorian The Monkey."
Ammari, who owns Oasis Thai Spa in Studio City, could not be reached for comment. NBC4 reported that Ammari's attorney, Pasadena-based George Wallace, would not comment on the matter.