Police asking for public's help identifying truck that defaced LGBT Pride crosswalk with skid marks

Investigators "believe that the marks were done intentionally and this is being investigated as a hate-motivated incident."

Roberto Wakerell-Cruz Montreal QC

A man has been charged with one count of mischief after police saw him spray painting a rainbow crosswalk in Aurora, Ontario, say York Regional Police.

Police say an officer saw a man use black spray paint to "damage a Pride rainbow crosswalk" on August 22 at 3:20 am.

The man, identified as Roy Zinn, 57, was arrested and charged for the incident.

Police seeking pickup truck that left skid marks on Pride crosswalk

Investigators are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a white pickup truck that defaced a different pride crosswalk on August 21, 2020. The investigation was labelled as a "suspected hate crime incident," as the crosswalk design was only recently revealed.

Photo: York Regional Police

Police say that the truck drove over the crosswalk and left black tire skid marks "over the rainbow area," before returning a short time later and leaving more.

Investigators "believe that the marks were done intentionally and this is being investigated as a hate-motivated incident." The incident took place at Yonge Street and Wellington Road in downtown Aurora, Ontario.

Anyone with information can contact the York Regional Police #1 District Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7141, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.


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