Is it a message to the city, pedestrians, drivers or just a prank? No one knows for sure, but several crosswalks appear to be giving the middle finger in Houston.
The vandalized LED signals popped up this week, according to KTRK.
One is near a daycare center and schools.
Some passersby are taking the possible obscene gesture in stride, with laughter and an eye roll.
Others want the problem fixed.
“It needs to be changed, because there are children here,” Houston Community College student Jordan Boykins told the affiliate.
And, comments posted on the station’s Facebook page have quite a range of reaction.
“At least people know the crosswalk works,” said Courtney Lorean Tinsley.
“I like this sign better, especially for our very polite and educated Houstonians. Perfect,” said Aquilar Briceno.
“Hilarious! This is the type of lighthearted humor we need these days,” said Preston Dermitt.
Houston Public Works crews fixed one signal, KTRK reported, adding the time it takes to repair the signs depends on the damage.
When it comes to such vandalism, it’s up to the police to investigate and make arrests, the city said.