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Sasquatch sightings? Maine police say "Bigfoot" artist nabbed

Freeman Hatch (right) and the spray-painted "Sasquatch" he's been tagging on public property in Kennebunk, Maine.

CBS affiliate WGME

KENNEBUNK, Maine -- Authorities have nabbed a man who's accused of spray-painting images of Sasquatch on public property in Kennebunk, Maine.

Police in the picturesque coastal town didn't find the graffiti featuring the mythical "Bigfoot" all that amusing and charged 36-year-old Freeman Hatch with criminal mischief and possession of drugs.

Yes, we think Bigfoot is mythical.

He's due in court in November (no, not Bigfoot...Hatch).

Kennebunk Police Chief Robert MacKenzie says the Sasquatches defaced public and private property, "costing time and money to repair or replace."

Sasquatch is the folkloric beast thought by some to roam the forests, particularly in the Pacific Northwest. Police say the graffiti was concentrated around Kennebunk Beach.

A phone number for Hatch could not be located. It was not known if he had a lawyer. (Here again, we are referring to Hatch, not Bigfoot.)