LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Surveillance video and quick thinking by an employee has led to the arrest of a Pikeville man in a burglary at a popular Lexington barbecue restaurant.
Nicholas Clayton Kimberlain, 30, faces a charge of third-degree burglary in the Feb. 3 incident at Red State BBQ at 4020 Georgetown Road.
According to an arrest report, Kimberlain entered the restaurant near closing time and apparently hid inside the restroom until the employees had closed up shop and left.
Police say that video supplied by the restaurant’s owner, David Carroll, shows Kimberlain attempting, unsuccessfully, to break into a safe and cash register before finally taking three beers from a cooler and leaving.
Authorities say an employee had noted a suspicious vehicle and wrote down the license plate number, which was given to police.
Officials say they discovered Kimberlain had been charged in January with a DUI involving the vehicle. Police then determined Kimberlain was the man in the video and made the arrest.
Kimberlain also faces a count of failure to appear on the DUI charge.