‘Gesture Of Hate’: Vancouver Police Investigate Skid Marks Left By Car On Rainbow Pride Crosswalk


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Police in West Vancouver, Canada, are investigating skid marks that appear to be from car tires on a rainbow pride crosswalk.

After hearing a loud tire-squealing sound outside, officers discovered that someone had left skid marks on the crosswalk Monday, the department says in a statement.

Investigators would like to speak with the driver responsible for defacing a recently installed Pride crosswalk at 16th St. and Esquimalt Ave. If you have information, please call 604-925-7300. https://t.co/ywkNR4DMAv pic.twitter.com/ViW0ZxcxYN

— West Vancouver PD (@WestVanPolice) July 8, 2020

The police have footage of the incident, but did not catch the vehicle after it left the scene very quickly.

“This is very upsetting,” Cst. Kevin Goodmurphy says in the statement. “For whatever reason, this person has chosen to leave a gesture of hate on a crosswalk that stands for the exact opposite.” (RELATED: With Canada Day Celebrations Cancelled, Thousands Blanket Ottawa Streets To Protest Trudeau Government ‘Corruption’)

The incident is being investigated as a mischief to property, which is considered a willful or reckless destruction of another person’s property in Canada.

The police are searching for a 1999-2004 black Ford Mustang with red racing stripes and a rear spoiler and hood scoop.

“We have had nothing but support from community members following the installation of the crosswalk, and we know that those people represent the majority,” says Goodmurphy.

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