A homeless man explained why he has been squatting in a $2.9 million brownstone in New York City for about a year, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The residence is owned by Ann Curry, co-host of NBC’s “Today” show.
“Ann Curry means crap to me,” the man reportedly said. "I’m not a drug addict; I just don’t have a place to sleep."
The man reportedly talked to the New York Post, but refused to give his name.
"The reason I lived there was because they chased me out of Central Park," he added.
Police reportedly found the man asleep in a vestbule over the weekend and not completely inside the building, and took him to a homeless shelter. They found him in the area again Sunday.
The 3,700-square-foot residence, which Curry and her husband purchased in 2003, has been unoccupied, and a large renovation project by the couple was abandoned.
A spokesperson for NBC said: "Ann Curry is currently traveling to Africa to cover the humanitarian crisis and could not be reached for comment."