Police in Western Australia are on the hunt for a well dressed cyclist who allegedly drew lewd penis images on the pavement by spinning the wheels of his electric bike.
“At approximately 4.50pm on Monday, November 30, a man has caused damage to the ground on Murray Street in Perth,” Crimestoppers WA said in a media release.
“The man has appeared to spin the wheels of an electric bicycle in order to draw explicit images with the rubber from the tyres. This has resulted in multiple images drawn on to the ground.”
WA Police release CCTV images of the man, described as having olive skin, thin to average build and short black hair.
“He wore a black business jacket, white business shirt, light blue jeans and grey running shoes,” police said.
“If you have any information about the identity of these men or details of this offence please contact Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous if you wish and rewards are available once charges are laid.”
The Facebook post by WA Police has attracted more than 1400 comments, with many ridiculing the serious tone.
“I hear police are still working on a cold case from Wanneroo High School in the 1980s where someone drew a similar picture on one of the blackboards in the English department,” one person wrote.
Another asked, “Could these cases be related? Has the criminal returned?”
Some commented on the man’s looks.
“Jonah from Tonga has not aged well at all,” one said.
“Love that cheeky grin on his face. A loveable rascal,” another wrote.
One person likened the man to British street artist Banksy’s “West Australian cousin”.
“When you order Banksy from Wish,” another said.
Another user said they wished their stolen wallet and credit card “had this much attention and a social media post”.
But others described man’s actions as “childish”.
“Whatever his punishment, I’m sure he will have to write it out on the board 100 times at recess,” one person wrote.
It comes after ACT Police last week went on the hunt for a graffiti artist responsible for a wave of “cute” dinosaur images spray-painted across the national capital.
Many Canberra locals similarly took to Facebook to defend the vandal, saying they liked the images, which spread positive messages like “love” and “be safe”.
“Those dinosaurs are around my suburbs and I love them and they genuinely make me smile,” one woman wrote.