A Florida man who did intentional ‘burnouts’ with this truck on a crosswalk painted with the pride month rainbow flag colors has now been arrested.
According to WPEC, “A man was arrested after he was caught on camera doing what appeared to be an intentional “burnout” with his vehicle over the LGBTQ pride crosswalk in Delray Beach, causing significant damage to the streetscape painting.”
Here’s more from DC Examiner:
A Florida man was arrested and slapped with felony charges on Thursday after he allegedly did a burnout with his pickup truck over a Delray Beach intersection that was painted in honor of Pride Month.
Alexander Jerich turned himself in and is now facing criminal mischief, reckless driving, and evidence of prejudice, which makes the offenses felony, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by the Washington Examiner. Law enforcement said the 20-year-old was seen in video footage on Monday skidding over the rainbow pavement and leaving black tire marks on his way to a “President Trump Birthday Rally” in the area.
A witness recounted that moments before the incident, a nearby car screamed, “Adam, tear up that gay intersection.” Workers later tried to scrub off the tire marks, but their efforts were in vain.
Two days prior to the alleged crime, city officials unveiled the rainbow road, which cost local government upward of $16,000, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony, police said. The display consists of 11 colors, including black and brown, which symbolize people of color, in addition to light blue and pink, the colors that resonate with transgender people.
Jerich has since been released from jail after meeting a $1,000 bond, according to jail records.
‘Evidence of prejudice’ makes this a felony and if that sticks, then I’m sure they will come and get all of his guns. As much as I detest these pride painted streets and crosswalks, it totally ain’t worth having your guns taken away.