Man charged with defacing rainbow crosswalk with truck


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


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.