A man posing as a roofer kidnapped a 37-year-old Lutz man at gunpoint and forced him to withdraw money from the bank after offering to give an estimate for a new roof on his house. According to a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office report, Richard B. Nunnally received a phone call Wednesday from a man who identified himself as Michael James, a roofer. The caller offered to give Nunnally a roofing estimate, and the two made plans to meet at Nunnally's house shortly before 2 p.m. When the man arrived, he pulled out a .38-caliber gun and forced Nunnally to drive him to Sun Bank, 18315 U.S. Highway 41, to withdraw money from Nunnally's account. Nunnally ran inside the bank and told employees he was being robbed. The bank employees locked the doors and called police.
The man fled. He was described as a white male, 25 to 28 years old, 5 feet 10, 150 pounds, with dirty-blond shoulder-length hair, a scraggly beard and a tattoo on his left hand. He was wearing a long-sleeved flannel shirt, jeans and thongs.