Santa Rosa police say a woman who was trying to help a parolee was kidnapped, robbed and attacked after she refused to rent a car for him. Parolee Charles Nathaniel Lunnie met with the victim Saturday night and demanded that she rent him a vehicle, because his had been wrecked earlier in the day, Sgt. Steve Fraga said today.
The 52-year-old woman has been acting in a mentoring role with Lunnie, Fraga said. When she refused, Lunnie, 30, allegedly used fear and physical duress to force her to take him to rental car companies around Sonoma County in search of a car. They were unable to rent a vehicle, however, because a number of major events were happening in Sonoma County this weekend.
Lunnie allegedly disabled the Bluetooth and GPS devices in the victim’s car over the course of the night, and then later assaulted her and robbed her of her cell phone and personal property, Fraga said. He then allegedly took her vehicle and dropped her off near her home. The victim contacted police Sunday morning, around 9:30 a.m.
Police located Lunnie around 3 p.m. near his home, still driving the victim’s vehicle, which had fresh damage from the previous evening. A search of Lunnie’s home located the victim’s cell phone hidden in a food box in his bedroom.
Lunnie has been booked into Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of kidnapping, robbery and violation of parole. Charges of domestic violence will be requested through the district attorney’s office, Fraga said.
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