Prescott’s Pride Crosswalk defaced by truck driver: police

Grenville County O.P.P. are trying to identify the driver of this truck that caused damage to Prescott's Pride Crosswalk on King Street on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 around 11:40 a.m. (O.P.P. via Newswatch Group)

PRESCOTT – Provincial police are looking for the truck driver who intentionally left tire marks on Prescott’s Pride Crosswalk.

Grenville County O.P.P. say it happened just before noon yesterday (May 5) when a tractor-tractor slammed its brakes on the rainbow walkway on King Street leaving black marks.

The act was caught on a nearby security camera.

It’s not the first time the symbol of LGBTQ pride has been defaced. It’s happened twice before.

In this provided photo, O.P.P. show damage intentionally caused by a tractor-trailer on Prescott’s Pride Crosswalk on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 around 11:40 a.m. (O.P.P. via Newswatch Group)

Shortly after it was installed, in June 2019, a 44-year-old Cardinal man was charged with mischief after a truck was seen doing burnouts on the painted area. Then, it happened in June 2020 and a 16-year-old from Brockville ended up being charged five months later with mischief.

Mischief causing damage to property carries a maximum penalty of two years in jail.

Anyone with information on this latest case should contact their local police department or the O.P.P. at 1-888-310-1122.

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