Anthony Morgan, 32, has been arrested for allegedly vandalizing a brand new rainbow-colored crosswalk installed in Albuquerque to honor Pride Month, reports KOB4 News.

The Albuquerque Police Department (APD) believes Morgan was the main offender when a group of about a dozen motorcyclists drove over the crosswalk and performed burnouts.

A video of the incident shows the biker gang riding over the crosswalk in the middle of town and leaving tire marks from burnouts on the freshly painted rainbow crosswalk. One rider even blew out a tire and can be seen walking his bike to the curb.

According to an arrest warrant, Crime Stoppers received several tips from people who identified Morgan as one of the motorcyclists seen in the video.

APD said they were able to positively identify Morgan as one of the bikers by comparing pictures on his Instagram account to the video of the vandalism.

Morgan has been charged with criminal damage to property and conspiracy to commit criminal damage to property.

According to APD’s Gang Unit, Morgan is a member of the Malicious Riders biker gang, which is affiliated with the Bandidos.

Photos from Morgan’s social media shows he’s a supporter of President Trump.

KOB4 adds:

Morgan has a prior criminal record. In 2006, he pleaded no contest to aggravated burglary and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and damage to property. In 2008, he pleaded no contest to stealing a motor vehicle and in 2010, he pleaded guilty to DWI.

On Wednesday, a judge released Morgan pending trial.

The vandalism ruined the $30,000 crosswalk just days before the city held its annual Pride parade on Saturday, according to the Albuquerque Journal.


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