“Did some pretty nice artwork on it,” Elaborate vandalism spotted by police

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PAULS VALLEY, Okla. - A new mural catches the eye of police, who were seemingly inspiration for the artist.

It's large, pink and a favorite stop for Pauls Valley police.

"The term pig has been used as derogatory for police for years and years," said Derrick Jolley, assistant chief with Pauls Valley police. "Someone came out here and did some pretty nice artwork on it."

The giant piece, a pig seemingly donning a police officer's hat, was first spotted by authorities this week.

"We started getting phone calls about this building getting painted," Jolley said.

The art, sprawled on the side of an abandoned building, has now caught the eyes of other artists nearby.

"I have been a tattoo artist for two years," said Robert Rose, who works at Tattooholics a few buildings down. "I saw the day before, and there was nothing there and, the day after, big pig."

A big pig, with some big flaws in Rose's eyes.

"I think it could be better honestly," he said. "Maybe a light source, some shading, definitely not one tone of pink though."

But, for the force, this graffiti is a breath of fresh air when compared to previous incidents.

However, it's still illegal.

"From time to time, we'll get some vulgar language, vulgar messages but, overall, this is pretty impressive," Jolley said. "As talented as somebody is, they can't be doing this one someone else's property."

The building itself is abandoned, and its current owners live in Texas.

Police are in the process of trying to learn if the owners would like to pursue a criminal investigation on the vandalism.

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