A Trump supporter who intentionally defaced a Pride mural that was painted on a crosswalk in Delray Beach, Florida, has turned himself in, according to local news reports.
Palm Beach Human Rights Council president Rand Hochsaid was saddened to learn of the mural’s defacement.
“We made so much progress here in the last 30 years in LGBTQ issues, and to see someone do something like this just took me by surprise,” Hoch said.
“You know, it was really disgusting, and very, very disheartening,” said long-time LGBT activist Cindy Brown reacting to the video.
The witness said he heard someone shout to Jerich, “Tear up that gay intersection.”.
He is facing charges of criminal mischief, reckless driving, and evidence of prejudice, which elevates the crime to a third-degree felony.
According to city officials, the LGBTQ Pride intersection and crosswalk cost $16,720 to create. »