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Delray Beach Police arrest driver for burning rubber on pride rainbow intersection

Cell phone video is credited with leading police to a vandalism suspect in Palm Beach County. Video posted online this week shows a pickup truck driver doing an intentional “burnout” on top of a the rainbow freshly painted on a crosswalk in a Delray Beach intersection.

The 16,000 street art was painted to mark Pride Month.
The multi-colored street art installation, located at Northeast First Street and Northeast Second Avenue, was officially unveiled to the public last Saturday.

Police on Thursday said Alexander Jerich, 20, is under arrest for criminal mischief over $1,000, reckless driving, and evidence of prejudice, which elevates the crime to a felony.

Jerich was seen by witnesses doing what appeared to be an intentional burnout over the crosswalk on Monday, according to police.

Jerich turned himself in at the Delray Beach Police Department on Thursday and was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail.

According to City Commissioner Ryan Boylston, the city plans to repaint the damaged areas.