LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington Police say a moped was dragged under an SUV, eventually catching fire on Fortune Court late Monday afternoon. An employee at nearby Graybar Electric ran out with a fire extinguisher and put the fire out, according to investigators. No one was hurt.
Police say it all began at a different location among a group of juveniles. Investigators say it appears some juveniles inside the SUV took money from a juvenile on the moped and took off. Police say the kid on the moped followed the SUV to a stop light at Fortune Drive and Winchester Road.
Investigators say the juvenile on the moped tried to reach into the SUV to get the money back and that the SUV made a U-turn to try to get away and dragged the moped underneath the vehicle. Eventually the moped caught on fire and that’s when the driver of the SUV pulled into a parking lot on Fortune Court, according to police.
Witnesses say the juveniles jumped out of the SUV and ran off. Police say the SUV and moped were released to their respective owners.
Investigators say no one was arrested, charged or cited.