Groom robs bank in attempt to pay for wedding rings and venue
It would almost be romantic if he didn't, I dunno, rob a bank?
A man robbed a bank in Texas recently in an attempt to pay for his wedding the following day.
Heath Bumpous threatened a cashier in the Citizens State Bank in Groveton on Friday, stating that he had a gun and that he needed money.
Bumpous, who is 36-years-old, said that he needed the cash to pay for a wedding venue and wedding rings the next day.
Armed with the cash, Bumpous fled by car. He was later called by his fiancée who had seen his photo the police had shared on Facebook.
He was convinced to turn himself in.
"He basically stated that he was getting married tomorrow so he didn't have enough money for a wedding ring that he wanted to buy and he needed to pay for the wedding venue," Sheriff Woody Wallace said in a statement via Facebook Live.
"His fiancee, who he was supposed to marry, was able to get in touch with him on the phone when she saw our post on Facebook.
"She knew it was him. She contacted him and asked him if he robbed a bank (...) she convinced him that she knew it was him."
Bumpous was arrested and remains in police custody. He has been charged with aggravated robbery.
Sheriff Wallace said that he was not aware of any wedding taking place the following day.