Surveillance video shows man hurl table through window of Chevy Chase Inn after finding it closed

Lexington, KY —

The Lexington Police Department is investigating several incidents of vandalism to businesses in the Chevy Chase area of Lexington.

During the early morning hours of Monday, July 25, 2022, officers received and responded to several reports of businesses being vandalized in the Chevy Chase area. The incidents are believed to have occurred from 12:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

These incidents are being investigated, and detectives are asking businesses in the area to check their surveillance video and contact the Lexington Police Department if they have any footage that could help in the investigation. 

Chevy Chase Inn co-partner Bill Farmer Jr. said it happened around 1:00am. The window is now boarded up until it can be fixed.

He thinks the man may have been coming for a drink, but the bar was closed.

I think he tried the door, and when he couldn’t get in, his frustration got the best of him

Bill Farmer Jr, Chevy Chase Inn

Then, the man caused more damage to nearby businesses and broke the front window of The Beer Trappe.

The Chevy Chase Inn is asking patrons to stop for a drink to help fix this window.

“You feel for people. You want them to be happy, but maybe at 1:00 in the morning on Monday morning, you can go on home rather than cause criminal mischief,” Farmer said.

Farmer said this is nothing new, and things like this can happen when you own a bar.

“We’ve already paid a nice sum to get this done to make sure this is ok. But the next couple of steps will be more expensive,” Farmer said.

The Chevy Chase Inn and The Beer Trappe are operating under normal business hours despite the damage.

“There are holes in the shingles here when someone wheeled around and hit it with shotgun. That was way before we were a part of it. But people have been frustrated here before,” Farmer said.

The footage can be viewed at WKYT‘s report on the incident.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Lexington Police at (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at, or through the P3 tips app available at