NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An act of apparent anti-gay vandalism was caught on camera in Brooklyn.

Police are looking for the man who ripped down a pride flag that was hanging outside a business on Utica Avenue in Crown Heights.

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After he threw the flag to the ground, the suspect fled the scene on a scooter.

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It happened around 6 p.m. back on June 21, but police just released surveillance video of the incident.

The NYPD Hate Crime Task Force is investigating.

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Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at

CBSNewYork Team