A Texas man has been charged with aggravated robbery for robbing a bank the day before his wedding to pay for the ring and venue.
According to reports, Heath Edward Bumpus approached a bank teller at Citizens State Bank on Saturday (Oct. 4) and said he had a weapon and demanded money, which he left with.
“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.
After learning of the robbery, Wallace posted Bumpus’ photo on Trinity County Sherriff’s Facebook page in hopes the public would assist with his capture. In an ironic turn of events, Bumpus’ fiancee saw the photo, called him and convinced him to turn himself into authorities.
“His fiancée, who he was supposed to marry tomorrow, 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. His picture was all on Facebook. He needed to turn himself in,” said Wallace in a video posted to his Facebook page.
Wallace said most of the money was returned, along with the clothes he threw out the window of his car and the gun he hid during the robbery.