Police release surveillance footage of vandalism at Pride and Trans crosswalks

Calgary police are looking to identify two people believed responsible for vandalizing the Pride and Trans crosswalks on Stephen Avenue.

The first incident happened around 4:15 a.m. on Aug. 14, when a person wearing construction clothing and a white hard hat used spray paint to write the words ‘lust’ and ‘lost’ on the crosswalks.

At one point, police said the suspect interacted with a motorist who tried to turn onto 8 Avenue from Centre Street but was stopped by the individual.

Several local taxis and a jogger were also seen in the area and may have information that can assist the investigation.

Surveillance images are being released in hopes someone will know the offenders, or the suspects will turn themselves in to police.

The second incident, which happened around 8:20 a.m., on Aug. 18, a person was seen writing the words “Shoot a faggit” on the Pride crosswalk. Police are treating this as an unrelated incident to the first case.

The Calgary Police Hate Crimes Unit has released photos of a man believed to be responsible for that crime. They have also released surveillance video of the first incident.


By: ThisIsButter (35264.40)

Tags: Vandalism, Pride and trans crosswalks

Location: 5111 47 St NE, Calgary, AB T3J 3R2, Canada