Central Saanich Police are hoping to speak with witnesses after a person was “interrupted” trying to paint over the rainbow crosswalk at Bayside School.
In a Facebook post, police say it occurred around 11 p.m. on Aug. 7, and while the person was fleeing they left behind a paint can.
Anyone with information or dashcam footage is asked to call Central Saanich Police at 250-652-4441 and quote file #23-2407.
This is not the first time this crosswalk has been vandalized recently.
Just over one month ago, on July 4, slurs and scribbles were painted on the crosswalk. This act of vandalism occurred during Victoria’s Pride Week.
“Obviously, it’s very sad and disheartening to see that, especially in this day and age,” Victoria Pride Society (VPS) co-vice president Ace Mann told CHEK News on July 4.
“It is sad. It’s frustrating that one small act of vandalism overshadows so much work and resilience and the incredible nature of this community.”
“There are some fringe people and some minority voices that are really speaking up right now, and they have found comfort in the fact that they are not alone.”
-With files from CHEK’s Ethan Morneau