Florida man, 20, admits deliberately burning truck tire marks onto new LGBT rainbow crossing while taking part in convoy to celebrate Donald Trump’s birthday
- Alexander Jerich, 20, of Lake Worth, Florida pleaded guilty to felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor reckless driving
- He was driving in a convoy of 30 cars and trucks to celebrate ex-President Donald Trump’s birthday
- A cellphone camera caught Jerich burning rubber through the intersection in Delray Beach, leaving a twenty-foot skid mark over the LGBTQ streetscape
- After the video went viral, Jerich turned himself into the Delray Police
A Florida man pleaded guilty to deliberately burning skid marks on a gay-pride rainbow crosswalk that had just been painted on a Florida intersection while he was participating in rally for ex-President Donald Trump’s birthday.
Alexander Jerich, 20, of Lake Worth, Florida, confessed on Tuesday in a Palm Beach County court to felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor reckless driving, according to the Associated Press.
His sentencing date has not been set.
On June 14, 2021, Jerich can be seen on video revving the engine of his father’s white pickup truck while flying a blue Trump flag at the intersection of Northeast First Street and Northeast Second Avenue in Delray Beach.
He then spins his tires as his dad’s truck moves diagonally through the intersection leaving black skid marks 20 feet long over the intersection painted in the rainbow flag colors of the gay pride movement. It had only been painted on the road the day before to celebrate a local LGBT pride festival.
His tires smoke and squeal as the truck veers into the oncoming lane and cars around him honk their horns, either in disgust or celebration of his vandalism.
Alexander Jerich, 20, of Lake Worth, Florida, confessed in a Palm Beach County court to felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor reckless driving
Jerich was part of a convoy of about 30 cars and trucks that formed to celebrate the former president’s birthday
He was part of a convoy of about 30 cars and trucks that formed to celebrate the former president’s birthday.
The video went viral after it was posted to social media.
The streetscape was unveiled just a day earlier to celebrate Pride Month, which is meant to promote LGBTQ rights.
Jerich turned himself in on June 17 to the Delray Police, he declined to comment at the time.
He faces up to five years behind bars and a $5000 fine.
Delray Beach turned out on June 12 for the dedication of a rainbow painted intersection in honor of Pride Month