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Albuquerque’s most colorful intersection got its first black eye this week.
Several motorcyclists tried to deface a $30,000 rainbow-colored crosswalk – painted specially for Pride Week – on Wednesday, and now the Albuquerque Police Department is investigating.
APD spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said the department has received several videos of the incident and a detective has been assigned to investigate. One video posted online shows dozens of bikers riding along Central before a couple of them take turns burning rubber over the crosswalk, at Morningside. One biker appears to suffer a blowout from the effort and duckwalks his bike to the curb, its back tire flopping around on the rim.