LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — A warning from a central Kentucky man to watch your surroundings when leaving the bank with large sums of cash. Mike Tackett said he was followed from a bank branch on Richmond Road on March 10 and robbed of hundreds of dollars meant for the store and employees who went the extra mile to keep the restaurant open after the March 3 wind storm knocked out power for a week.

“I don’t remember much,” Tackett told Crime Stoppers reporter Kristen Pflum. “Just a guy with a mask, he didn’t have a gun. He tried to jump back in the car and I don’t even know why, but I tried to jump back in there and grab his legs to pull him back out.”


Tackett said the man in the back seat kicked or punched him in his already injured shoulder. Surveillance video shows the stolen black Jeep Cherokee speed out of the parking lot on Eureka Springs.

If you know anything about the crime or have seen the stolen Jeep around your neighborhood, please report that information anonymously to Crime Stoppers. The organization will pay up to a $1,500 cash reward if your information leads to an arrest. Call the tip line at 253-2020 or go online to p3tips.com.