Chapin, SC (Paul Kirby) – One man has been arrested on a public disorderly conduct charge after Chapin police officers responded to the Tipsy Toad Tavern on Beaufort Street for what was originally reported as a gunshot early Tuesday. Police were dispatched just after 5:30 a.m. and were on the scene in minutes. Once there, they found no one shot and no gun was presented according to Chapin Police Chief Seth Zeigler. EMS and firefighters were also dispatched, but most of the first responders were released before they arrived on the scene. There was no explanation given as to the confusion of the nature of the call. According to Chief Zeigler, once the first officer arrived, there were allegations that a knife had been presented during a disagreement. Because no weapon was located, the arrest was made on the disorderly conduct charge for the behavior of the one man.
The Tipsy Toad is a successful establishment selling high-end food and drinks in an area of Chapin known for its boutique businesses. It is well-known for its special occasion gatherings that normally draw a large range of clientele that enjoy the music, food and drinks with little history of this type of problem. Its proprietor is an experienced owner who is well-respected and active in the community and with the Greater Chapin Area Chamber of Commerce. Tipsy Toad staffers are often seen at community events like the Chapin Police Department’s Fall Night Out giving back to the area in various ways. The Lexington Ledger live streams an all-sports talk show called Sippin' on Sports from The Tipsy Toad Tavern on Thursday afternoons at 4:00 p.m.