When any nuisance or anything likely to become a nuisance may be found upon the premises, and the person causing the nuisance is unknown or cannot be found, the owner, agent or occupant of the premises shall abate the same; and if the owner, agent or occupant, whose duty is hereby made to abate the nuisance, does not promptly abate the same, he or she shall be subject to the provisions of § 90.99.
(1983 Code, § 5-1-2)