LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — While protesters primarily damaged a Lynchburg restaurant Sunday night, the destruction also spread to the classic car company next door, resulting in at least $100,000 worth of damages, according to the store’s owner.
Ralph Beck is not only the owner of Adams Motor Company, but he is also a business partner with Fifth and Federal Station, which was targeted by protesters Sunday, May 31 following a controversial Twitter post by the restaurant.
WFXR News spoke with Beck about the extent of the overnight damage when he arrived at the scene of the protest on Monday, June 1.
“I don’t manage Fifth and Federal, so I personally had nothing to do with this,” said Beck.
In addition to the store’s exterior, Beck says several classic cars inside Adams Motor Company became targets for the rioters. Beck predicts the repairs for the store and the cars will cost at least $100,000.
However, Beck says he will hold off on spending money on repairs until the protests calm down and the area clears up.