09/10/2014 12:27 EDT | Updated 11/09/2014 05:59 EST

Devil statue erected near Skytrain line removed by city crews

A statue of the devil that was erected along the Grandview Highway near the Clark Drive Skytrain line early Tuesday was turning heads all day.

Skytrain riders couldn't miss it.  After the sightings blew up on Twitter, dozens of people came by to have a look.

"As enjoyable as it is, it is going to offend a lot of people," said Nick Davis and Sarah Koverstein.

The large red statue, with black horns, yellow eyes and a tail was anatomically correct in every respect right down to its long, red "extension."

The City of Vancouver says it didn't put it, but it was on their property so it had to go.

"I'm going to have nightmares, going to have nightmares tonight," said one city worker who removed it around 3:15 p.m. PT.

No one has taken responsibility for the statue, or came to claim it so it's headed for its new permanent home—buried deep in the city dump.