An apparent homeless man is in custody after turning himself into a newspaper after robbing a Janesville bank.  Nikkii Taber, a Janesville Gazette classified sales rep, says the man asked her to call 911. When asked why he replied, “Because I just robbed Johnson Bank.” Taber says the man said it as calmly as if he were placing a classified ad.

She first contacted sales manager Tom Bradley who took him into a conference room. Bradley says he asked the man why he robbed the bank and was told the man was homeless and wanted somewhere warm to stay.

AUDIO: Bradley on man’s motivation for turning himself in (:17)

After Taber called police, officers responded in about five minutes. They had already received a hold up alarm from the nearby bank,. Police say it appears to be an act of desperation.

Beth Wheelock-WCLO

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