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Arrest made after pride-themed crosswalk vandalized in Delray Beach


Video Above: A look at the day’s top headlines, forecastDelray Beach Police said they have arrested someone after a pride-themed intersection was vandalized. According to Delray Beach Police, Alexander Jerich, 20, is charged with criminal mischief over $1,000, reckless driving and evidence of prejudice. Officials said Jerich was seen by witnesses doing what appeared to be an intentional “burnout” with his vehicle over the LGBTQ+ pride crosswalk.The crosswalk is located at the intersection of Northeast 1st Street and Northeast 2nd Avenue. Video of the incident showed a pick-up truck leaving skid marks on the crosswalk. Delray Beach Police said Jerich turned himself into the Delray Beach Police Department, where he was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail. “Kudos to the Delray Beach Police Department for swiftly identifying and arresting this hateful criminal,” said Palm Beach County Human Rights Campaign president and founder Rand Hoch. “PBCHRC has requested the charges include defacing a memorial a recently enacted law which would require this crime to be treated as a felony. If convicted of this offense, the perpetrator would be responsible for reimbursing the City of Delray Beach for the cost of repairing the damages in addition the severe penalties for committing a felony.” This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is made available.

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Delray Beach Police said they have arrested someone after a pride-themed intersection was vandalized.

According to Delray Beach Police, Alexander Jerich, 20, is charged with criminal mischief over $1,000, reckless driving and evidence of prejudice.

Officials said Jerich was seen by witnesses doing what appeared to be an intentional “burnout” with his vehicle over the LGBTQ+ pride crosswalk.

The crosswalk is located at the intersection of Northeast 1st Street and Northeast 2nd Avenue.

Video of the incident showed a pick-up truck leaving skid marks on the crosswalk.

Delray Beach Police said Jerich turned himself into the Delray Beach Police Department, where he was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail.

“Kudos to the Delray Beach Police Department for swiftly identifying and arresting this hateful criminal,” said Palm Beach County Human Rights Campaign president and founder Rand Hoch. “PBCHRC has requested the charges include defacing a memorial a recently enacted law which would require this crime to be treated as a felony. If convicted of this offense, the perpetrator would be responsible for reimbursing the City of Delray Beach for the cost of repairing the damages in addition the severe penalties for committing a felony.”

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is made available.

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