"This is a bank robbery. I need 5-100s 5-50s 10-20s. Give me the money."
That's what was written on a note a Florida man handed a bank teller this week, according to WKMG-TV. But it's not your typical bank robbery. On the note, the man also revealed his plans for afterward.
"I will sit outside until the police show up," the note continued.
And he wasn't kidding.
Rodney Cameron sat outside the Orlando Bank United until police arrived. Why?
"I am tired of the street life and want a warm place to stay," the 58-year-old said, according to WKMG.
Watch WKMG-TV's report:
Lt. Lovetta Quinn-Henry with the Orlando Police Department told the news station that people committing crimes to escape the cold is "very common," though usually they're less serious offenses than robbing a bank. Earlier this week while snow was being dumped on some northern states, temperatures in Florida dropped below freezing in some counties.
Lasonya Caldwell, who stays at a Florida homeless shelter where Cameron had been seen before, told WKMG his actions were "extreme" and "sad," but she added that "some people don't have any other alternative."
According to an article last month on the website AlterNet, Salt Lake City about a decade ago found it was spending $20,000 per year, on average, for each homeless resident. Up to $40 million a year was spent in 2005 on arrests, time spent in jail, emergencies and shelters. Then, AlterNet reported, the city tried a program that allowed them to spend less than $8,000 on each person, giving them an apartment and other case services. By 2013, the program had helped reduce chronic homelessness by more than 70 percent and city spending on the issue dropped to $9.6 million.