Another man charged after Gananoque Pride crosswalk vandalized for 2nd time

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Gananoque police have charged a 21 year old Lansdowne man in relation to the incident – Aug 4, 2021

A rainbow Pride crosswalk in Gananoque has been vandalized for a second time in just over a week, according to local police.

Police say they received reports of a truck spinning its tires over a recently painted Pride flag at the corner of Park and King streets just before 4 a.m. Monday.

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After police put video footage of the incident on social media, a 21-year-old Lansdowne, Ont., man agreed to turn himself in, police say.

He was charged with mischief under $5,000 and stunt driving, leading to a 30-day licence suspension. His vehicle was also impounded for two weeks.

The crosswalk was recently vandalized in a similar way just over a week prior. The driver in that incident was also charged.

This pictures shows two sets of tire marks: the one that runs the length of the road was the first act of vandalism, and the one running over the flag was the second. Global News

In nearby Prescott, Ont., a similar issue occurs each time the town’s Pride crosswalk is painted. The town’s Pride crosswalk has been defaced three times.

Read more: Pride crosswalk in Prescott, Ont., vandalized for 3rd time: OPP

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