June 30 (UPI) -- A city in Florida is looking to put an end to a mysterious string of "butt graffiti" found on several local landmarks.
Police in St. Petersburg described the strange image of curved lines in the shape of three "butt cheeks" as an "eyesore" after the artist's signature appeared in locations throughout downtown, including a local art center and YMCA.
"The bottom line is whoever is doing this is destroying property," St. Petersburg Assistant Police Chief Jim Previterra told WFLA. "They are marking up the beautiful downtown area of St. Petersburg."
The first butt drawing appeared in April, but the Tampa Bay Times reported a clue left near a recent tag may have helped determine the source of the images.
One piece of butt graffiti was accompanied by the phrase "neverfart," and a search of the hashtag ultimately led to the Instagram profile of Jeremy Trevino, which was filled with similar drawings of butts.
"I can neither confirm nor deny that," Trevino said when asked if he was responsible for the tags plastered throughout the city.
Trevino added he has seen people "poorly" recreate his original designs and said the artist behind the butt graffiti was likely in it "for the laughs."
"Part of it is probably just knowing these mature, grown, white-collar people are looking at these lowbrow butts," he said.