A man from Texas robbed a bank the day before his wedding to pay for his fiancee’s ring and the cost of the venue for their ceremony. Trinity County Sheriff, Woody Wallace said on Facebook that Heath Bumpous, 36, of Crockett, about 120 miles north of Houston, robbed the Citizens State Bank in nearby Groveton on Friday morning (Oct.4).
According to Wallace, the suspect provided a full confession to the police that he robbed the local bank. When he entered the local bank, he indicated that he had a weapon and demanded money. Wallace said Bumpous then left with the stolen cash, drove down dirt and forest service roads when he got a call from his fiancee, whom he was to marry the next day.
His fiancee was shocked after she saw the surveillance video of her husband-to-be robbing the bank that police had posted on Facebook. After some discussion, Wallace said the fiancee was able to persuade Bumpous to turn himself in and soon after, he confessed to authorities in Houston.
“He basically stated he was getting married tomorrow, he didn’t have enough money for the wedding ring he wanted to buy and he needed to pay for the wedding venue,” Wallace said. The sheriff also confirmed that his team recovered most of the stolen money and the wedding scheduled for Saturday, didn’t happen.
Bumpous, who is being charged with robbery is currently held at the Trinity County Jail.