A lewd statue of the devil that seemingly popped up overnight in East Vancouver has been taken down by city officials after raising eyebrows -- among other things.

The statue stood about eight to nine feet tall on a pedestal near the intersection of 4th Avenue and Clark Drive for several hours Tuesday.

It was removed by city crews at around 3:15 p.m.

The statue also appeared to sport a full erection, a detail that likely raised hell with some of the commuters who use the station.

According to the City of Vancouver's public art registry, the small square was originally home to a statue of Christopher Columbus, but that has since been moved to Hastings Park.