Teen Targeted Over Burnouts Gets Financial Support

A legal defense fund has raised more than $24,000 and counting for a Florida teenager who was charged with a felony after committing what police say was “intentional vandalism” of a Gay Pride-themed crosswalk at Delray Beach.

Delray Beach police announced last week that Dylan Brewer, 19, of Clearwater, was arrested and charged with felony criminal mischief of more than $1,000 and reckless driving after multiple witnesses saw him “intentionally performing multiple burnouts” on February 4 with his truck.

The fund for Brewer on GiveSendGo, a Christian crowdfunding website, says its goal is to raise $100,000 to help cover his legal costs.

A prominent conservative podcast host, Tim Pool, wrote on X that he donated $10,000 to the cause. “He was charged with a felony for burning out as he turned while driving over a cultist flag painting,” Mr. Pool said.

“This fund not only supports Brewer’s legal defense but also champions the fundamental American values of freedom of expression and the right to a fair trial. By contributing, you stand for the principles that underpin our democracy, advocating for a balanced and just examination of the case,” reads the GiveSendGo page.

Law enforcement investigators received multiple reports for Brewer’s “destructive acts,” along with several witnesses providing cell phone video of the burnouts over a week-long investigation.

He was released on a $5,000 bond on February 13, according to jail records. The Palm Beach County Human Rights Council (PBCHRC) said the vandalism should be considered a hate crime, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.


Some observers on social media are expressing support for Brewer, criticizing the Pride mural as divisive and denouncing what they see as a two-tiered justice system that seeks to punish young men yet went easy on the perpetrators of the looting, arson, and riots that followed the death of George Floyd in 2020.

Many questioned the amount of police resources put into the investigation of the vandalism of the Gay Pride crosswalk. Police in Delray Beach, which has a major violent crime problem, spent more than a week working on the investigation after multiple people submitted videos of the truck driving over the Pride mural.