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Man Charged In Delray Beach LGBTQ Crosswalk Vandalism

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) —. A Delray Beach man is charged with a felony after he allegedly vandalized the new LGBTQ crosswalk at the intersection of NE 1st Street and NE 2nd Avenue.

From an official police advisory: “Delray Beach police have made in an arrest in the recent vandalism of the new LGBTQ pride crosswalk in the city.  Alexander Jerich, 20, is charged with criminal mischief over $1,000, reckless driving and evidence of prejudice (felony enhancement). On Monday, Jerich was seen by witnesses, doing what appeared to be an intentional “burnout” with his vehicle over the LGBTQ pride crosswalk at the intersection of NE 1st Street and NE 2nd Avenue. 

This caused the vehicle to create significant damage to the streetscape painting.  Another witness provided smartphone video of the crime. 

This afternoon, Jerich turned himself in at the Delray Beach Police Department. He did not wish to give a statement.  Jerich was taken to the Palm Beach County jail.

The police report follows. If it does not appear, use this link.

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