St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2024-019422
Date of original release: 07-01-24

Pride Street Mural Vandal Arrested

Release posted on 07-01-24 at 2:26 p.m.

St. Petersburg Police arrested Christian Maier, DOB 2-9-2006, for doing circular "doughnut- burnouts" in his vehicle on the Pride mural at the Central Avenue and 25th Street roundabout.

Maier was captured on video on May 22nd, at 3:45 a.m., recklessly maneuvering his car in a way to leave several tire marks across the mural and causing significant damage.

He is charged with felony criminal mischief and racing on a street. His booking photo is below.

The City and volunteers restored the mural in time for Pride Month festivities.

This is still an open ongoing investigation.

Christian Maier

Christian Maier

St. Petersburg Police Media Relations - (727) 893-7550
YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer