Man charged with defacing rainbow crosswalk with truck

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An eastern Ontario man has been charged with mischief after he allegedly left tire marks on a new Pride crosswalk.

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Grenville County OPP said they were told about damage to the rainbow crosswalk in Prescott, Ont., on the St. Lawrence River south of Ottawa, on June 17.

Officers said a truck was intentionally doing “burnouts,” or leaving tire marks, on the newly-painted sidewalk at the intersection of King and Russell streets.

The town had just finished installing the crossing less than a week before.

On Tuesday, OPP said they had charged a 44-year-old man from nearby Cardinal, Ont., with mischief.

He’s next expected to appear in court Aug. 16.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/rainbow-crosswalk-vandalism-charge-prescott-1.5214606?cmp=rss