Prescott, Ont., Pride crosswalk vandalized for second year in a row

A Rainbow-painted crosswalk in Prescott, Ont., set up by the municipality for Pride month, has once again been defaced.

On June 15, at 7 p.m., Grenville County OPP say they were notified of damage done to the newly-painted Pride crosswalk on King Street.

In a photo shared by OPP, black tire marks can be seen slashing across the colourful crosswalk, destroying some of the paint.

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This is the second time this type of vandalism has occurred in Prescott. Last year, just hours after the crosswalk was painted, witnesses reported seeing a vehicle doing burnouts on King Street.

Last year, after a month-long investigation, OPP charged 44-year-old Robert Sugrue of Cardinal, Ont., with mischief — specifically, destroying or damaging property.

Police have yet to name a suspect in this year’s act of vandalism, saying the investigation is ongoing.

Mayor of Prescott Brett Todd did not immediately respond to a request for further comment, but posted on Twitter last night:

“We’ve got lots of paint, even more resolve, and oh, a ton of support.”

OPP are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact them at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by submitting a tip online at www.tipsubmit.com.

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