Street racers burn rubber on Atlanta’s ‘Rainbow Crosswalks’ for the second straight weekend

ATLANTA — Early Sunday morning, another group of street racers stopped traffic at the 10th Street and Piedmont Road intersection so they could burn rubber on top of Atlanta’s “Rainbow Crosswalk”.

They cleared the area before Atlanta police arrived, but left more damage at the busy intersection just a few days after it had been cleaned up.

Atlanta Police are offering a $2,000 reward for anyone with information on the street racers who have been disrupting Atlanta’s streets and leaving damage at one of the City’s better known landmarks.

Last Sunday morning, APD responded to reports of street racers doing the exact same thing at the popular street corner.

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By the time officers got there, the vehicles were gone, but officers saw tire marks on the crosswalks.

Surveillance video from a nearby business showed a large group gathered at the crosswalks and watching drivers do donuts.


“We, like many of you, were disturbed when we saw the burn out marks on the crosswalks,” Atlanta police said. “We want to be clear: we have zero tolerance for this in our city. Our investigators are working hard to identify anyone involved in this incident.”

The crosswalks were repaired during the week, crews will have to return once the Publix Atlanta Marathon ends and the rains clear this Sunday to fix the damage.

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Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. Information can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or online at . Persons do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward.