This may possibly be the dumbest alleged ‘crime’ ever.
Generally, I’m pretty supportive of law enforcement, particularly now, when they are under attack from the far left. But this is one silly response by the West Vancouver Police.
Maybe the only positive thing we can say about it is at least it wasn’t a U.S. police department that did this.
Investigators would like to speak with the driver responsible for defacing a recently installed Pride crosswalk at 16th St. and Esquimalt Ave. If you have information, please call 604-925-7300. https://t.co/ywkNR4DMAv pic.twitter.com/ViW0ZxcxYN
— West Vancouver PD (@WestVanPolice) July 8, 2020
Here’s evidence of the dastardly crime:
A week after it was installed, the Pride crosswalk outside @WestVanPolice's HQ at 16th/Esquimalt Ave. was damaged by the car seen below. No one has been arrested. The crosswalk hasn't been repaired yet. If you recognize the car below, tell police. pic.twitter.com/6NRnWoBpHa
— Sonia Aslam (@SoniaSAslam) July 8, 2020
Pride crosswalk defaced outside West Vancouver police station https://t.co/rypboaKDk6
— CBC British Columbia (@cbcnewsbc) July 9, 2020
Did you catch it? A dude driving a mustang pulled out and, omg, left a skid mark on the Pride crosswalk. That’s the crime.
“This is very upsetting,” says Cst. Kevin Goodmurphy. “For whatever reason, this person has chosen to leave a gesture of hate on a crosswalk that stands for the exact opposite.”
Investigators have captured CCTV footage of the incident and are looking for the following vehicle:
Crosswalk update: We have identified the driver of the vehicle involved in the incident.
Thank you for those who have come forward with information.
— West Vancouver PD (@WestVanPolice) July 9, 2020
They actually treated it like a crime and tracked the guy down.
A skid mark on the street is now a “hate gesture” and a “mischief to property.” We are truly into the Twilight Zone.
Um, guys? It’s a ROAD. Skid marks are just a small part of what’s likely to be on a road.
Wouldn't that also just be known as… driving? https://t.co/AJaHoiZoAA
— Jazz Shaw (@JazzShaw) July 9, 2020
"we would like to speak to the driver responsible for driving on a street" https://t.co/ZmfGOxb6wP
— Jessica Fletcher (@heckyessica) July 9, 2020
Hate crime charges in 3… 2… 1… https://t.co/En0actP9nw
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) July 9, 2020
And folks, it’s a crosswalk, where people walk. Isn’t walking over it offensive? Why isn’t this a crime?
More hate crime and bigots:
West Vancouver police deface rainbow crosswalk by standing on it. Someone do something about these bigots. pic.twitter.com/ivHLaazrWd
— Josh (@dumb_facebook) July 9, 2020