Read time: 1 minute

Florida Man Who Defaced Pride Mural Now Under Arrest

Alexander Jerich, 20, was caught on video burning out his tires on a $16,000 Pride mural. Of course he was flying a Trump flag in his pick-up truck.

This winner was caught on video defacing a new Pride mural in Delray Beach. Jerich has been charged with criminal mischief over $1,000, reckless driving and evidence of prejudice, which elevates the crime to a felony. I suppose it's fitting that to celebrate Trump's birthday, Jerich decided he ought to do something stupid and hateful.

Source: Local10

A vandal damaged a colorful crosswalk mural in Delray Beach, police said. It had been painted to commemorate Pride month in solidarity with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community.

Officials and activists unveiled it on June 12th at the intersection of Northeast First Street and Northeast Second Avenue. Activists want the vandal to pay the cost of repairing it.
Alexander Jerich surrendered on Thursday. He was accused of damaging the floor mural while he was part of a caravan to celebrate former President Donald Trump’s 75th birthday on June 14.

Jerich was driving a pick-up truck with a large flag to show his support of Trump, police said. He surrendered after a video of the crime went viral.

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

More C&L Coverage


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team