Second Man Arrested for Defacing St. Pete Pride Street Mural

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — St. Petersburg police have arrested a second man who was recorded doing donuts on the St. Pete Pride mural at the intersection of Central Avenue and 25th Street, causing more than $1,000 in damage.

According to St. Pete police, 30-year-old Antonio Silvestri was the driver of the truck that was recorded on May 17 performing a “burning maneuver” that resulted in significant damage to the mural.

Another driver, 18-year-old Christian Maier, was recorded doing the same in his car on May 22.

Watch the video from May 22 below:

Driver caught on camera doing donuts, vandalizing St. Pete Pride mural

Silvestri was charged with committing an intentional crime and street racing.

Officials say the city and volunteers restored the mural in time for Pride Month celebrations in June.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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