September 28, 2009

Workers removed wrong roof

A Florida man whose roof was removed by workers who confused his house for a neighbor's said he is demanding his roof be replaced free of charge.

David Fischer, 76, said he was forced to return home early from a vacation this summer when Bossler Roofing contacted him to say the roof of his Breakers West house had mistakenly been removed, WPTV, West Palm Beach, Fla., reported Monday.

Joseph Rodowicz, a lawyer for Bossler, said officials are still unsure of how exactly the mistake happened.

You know, quite frankly, I don't know. I don't know what took place on that day "¦ but in the end we simply acknowledge that there was a mistake, he said.

Fischer said the company refused his demands to have the roof finished free of charge. Bossler offered to finish the roof at a steep discount -- Fischer would only have to pay his insurance deductible -- but Fischer said he does not believe he should have to pay at all.

My feeling is they just playing games they trying to take advantage because I'm an old person, he said.

Fischer said he is considering a lawsuit against the company if the issue is not resolved soon.