Pride crosswalk defaced by tire tracks in West Vancouver, police say
Tire tracks on the Pride crosswalk in West Vancouver are seen in this image provided by police.
VANCOUVER -- West Vancouver police are investigating after they say the department's new Pride crosswalk was defaced with tire markings.
Police say staff inside the station heard a "loud and sustained" tire squealing on Tuesday afternoon just after 4 p.m. Officers later found that someone had left tire marks across part of the rainbow crosswalk, which is located at 16th Street and Esquimalt Avenue.
The car left the area at a high rate of speed and was not located, according to police.
The vehicle was captured on CCTV footage, and investigators are now looking for a 1999 to 2004 black Ford Mustang. It has red racing stripes on the top and sides, as well as a roof spoiler and hood scoop.
Police believe there were two people inside the car.
"This is very upsetting," Const. Kevin Goodmurphy said in a statement. "For whatever reason, this person has chosen to leave a gesture of hate on a crosswalk that stands for the exact opposite."
Goodmurphy says they have had "nothing but support" from the community after the crosswalk was installed and believes that represents the majority.
Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to contact West Vancouver police at 604-925-7300.