Police say a Coralville man tried to beat the cold last month by stealing a car and driving south.
Forty-six-year-old Harold Schneider is accused of stealing an SUV at the end of December. He was arrested in Mississippi on January 2 when the stolen car was spotted.
Investigators say Schneider admitted to stealing the car because wanted to go south where it was warm.
He is facing one count of first-degree theft.