A bank robber who placed a Walmart bag on his head before passing a note with his real name on it was held at gunpoint by a customer
today until Palm Bay police arrived and arrested him.
Floyd Francis said in the note that he wanted to rob the bank without a weapon because "I am a son of God." He wrote that he goes by the name YungSoulji and provided the address of his MySpace.com page. Later, at the Police Department, he said Jesus told him to "go get money this morning, today."
"I am a black Muslim. I am a black Christian. I am a Black Rastafarian … Always smoke weed get high," the holdup note reads, in part.
Francis, 23, went into Space Coast Credit Union, 152 Malabar Road, a little before 2 p.m. and put the bag on his head while in line, then took off the bag and handed a teller the bag and the note, police said.
The note instructed the teller to, "put di money innah di Bag." The teller complied.
A customer who saw what was going on and has a concealed-weapons permit got a gun from his car, pointed it at Francis and ordered him to the ground, a police report says.
While in the back of a police car, Francis said, "You know God told me to rob this bank, so how com you're arresting me?" and "Man, I just robbed a bank, you're talking so nice with a guy who just robbed a bank. I'm supposed to be a gangster," the report states.
On his MySpace.com page, Francis, who lives in Palm Bay, says he is a native of Jamaica who moved to the U.S. in 1996, lived in Fort Lauderdale and spent a year in a foster home. Later, he lived with his mother in West Palm Beach, moved to Stone Mountain, Ga., after high school and then to Palm Bay.
He lists among his influences Jamaica, singer Bob Marley and rapper Tupac Shakur, both dead.
Detectives also interviewed a possible accomplice who they said was waiting in a vehicle outside the bank.
Man IDs himself in Palm Bay bank robbery note, police say