An American teen could have to repay damage costs for the $16,000 rainbow feature after defacing it with tyre marks.
Alexander Michael Jerich, a 19-year-old Trump supporter, was caught and arrested for defacing a newly unveiled South Florida rainbow crossing.
Jerich was seen driving a truck, decorated with a big Trump rally flag, and intentionally causing burn marks on the crossing. The incident was recorded on a phone and swiftly shared on social media.
Delray Beach police charged the teen with criminal mischief over $1,000, reckless driving, and a felony enhancement for evidence of prejudice, according to CBS Miami.
According to The Palm Beach Post, the $16,000 crosswalk was paid for by the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
The incident occurred during a celebration of Donald Trump’s birthday and took place between an intersection in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.
Following Jerich’s arrest and detainment in Palm Beach County jail, a police report revealed how dangerous the incident was as it could have led to injuries with bystanders or pedestrians.