A well-known Vancouver panhandler has gained national noriety after a video of him jumping into his 2014 Toyota Tacoma.

Jimmy Severs says he had seen the man begging for money for the last two months.

When KOIN TV confronted him about it, the man said he isn't going to beg anymore because he doesn't "need the money anymore."

Friends and family of the man say that he is actually in need, sleeping in hotels and in his truck when he can't afford the hotels.