The first time I really noticed stikman was in a crosswalk in Philadelphia. At the time, I thought that the city was trying to send pedestrians a message. Possibly, “Dear pedestrian, the drivers of Philadelphia want you dead.”
I posted a picture and then I promptly forgot to do any more research, even after noticing that the figure appears in random places in DC. Fortunately for me, I don’t have to look any further for info because there’s a little article in today’s paper, “On the Trail of the Mysterious Stikman”. That’s good enough for me.