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Residents Shaken After Vandalism In Meadowthorpe Community

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) –  Lexington police have released a surveillance video of a vehicle they believe may be behind a rash of property damage in the Meadowthorpe community.

On Thursday, June 13, officers received reports that more than a dozen homes and vehicles were struck by shots fired from a BB gun, shattering numerous windows.

Based on surveillance video in the area, it appears the shots were fired from a light-colored passenger car between the hours of 2 and 3 a.m. Thursday. Investigators today released the video to the public in hopes of generating leads. Officers have initiated extra patrols for the neighborhood.

Meadowthorpe

Do you recognize this vehicle? Lexington police are investigating a rash of property damage that occurred in the Meadowthorpe neighborhood. On Thursday, June 13, officers received reports that more than a dozen homes and vehicles were struck by shots fired from a BB gun.

Posted by LEX 18 on Friday, June 14, 2019

Video surveillance shows a vehicle being hit with shots. That vehicle belonged to resident Adam Luckey.

“I’m surprised something this small could make a hole that big,” Luckey told LEX 18.

Now, he risks getting injured by flying glass until he replaces his window.

“It’s inconveniencing. Peace of mind is lost a little bit, our finances are gonna take a hit,” said Luckey.

Luckey’s partner Kim Dixon was sleeping near the living room window when the shots were fired. She says that was sobering.

“Some of that metal could’ve hit me. You know, it could’ve come through the window and possibly hit me in the face. Hit me in the eye. We don’t know what kind of damage it would have caused,” Dixon said.

She told LEX 18 she was amazed by how shaken up by the incident she still was.

Neighbor Andrew Lucas is on a fixed income, but drives for Uber Eats to make extra money. He bought his car just a few months ago but now has a crack in his windshield that he cannot afford to get fixed.

Lucas was too upset to talk on camera but told LEX 18 that he had been placed in a terrible position by the incident.

Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020 or www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.

Melissa Ratliff

Melissa Ratliff

Melissa is the Executive Producer of Digital Content at LEX 18.
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