A Texas groom who robbed a financial institution an afternoon sooner than his marriage ceremony to pay for the rings and venue has been arrested, police have stated.
Heath Bumpous robbed the Voters State Financial institution in Groveton on Friday morning, Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace stated on Fb Reside.
The 36-year-old threatened a financial institution cashier and stated he had a gun sooner than not easy money.
Bumpous advised the worker that he was once getting married and wanted the cash for the marriage day after today.
He then left with the stolen money and drove down dust and wooded area carrier roads when he won a choice from his fiancee, who he was once because of wed on Saturday.
His fiancee stated she noticed surveillance video stills of her husband-to-be robbing the financial institution that police had posted on Fb.
She controlled to influence Bumpous to show himself in and he confessed to government in Houston quickly after.
“He mainly mentioned that he was once getting married the next day to come so he did not come up with the money for for a marriage ring that he sought after to shop for and he had to pay for the marriage venue,” Sheriff Woody Wallace stated.
The financial institution was once positioned round 30 mins away by way of automotive from Bumpous’ fatherland.
Police stated Bumpous threw his garments out of the window of his automotive as he drove away following the theft.
Mr Wallace recovered his clothes in addition to the gun used within the crime.
Explaining the arrest, Mr Wallace stated within the video: “His fiancee, who he was once intended to marry, was once ready to get in contact with him at the telephone when she noticed our put up on Fb.
“She knew it was once him. She contacted him and requested him if he robbed a financial institution… she satisfied him that she knew it was once him.”
Bumpous was once nonetheless in custody as of Monday morning and has since been transferred to Trinity County Prison.
Mr Wallace added: “He has been charged with annoyed theft. The district lawyer has accredited the fees. It’ll pass to a grand jury and he’ll be prosecuted to the total extent of the legislation.”
The sheriff stated that many of the stolen cash was once recovered.
Mr Wallace showed to NBC Information that the marriage didn’t happen.
“No marriage ceremony came about that I do know of,” he stated, “It did not occur in my prison.”
Bumpous has now not been ready to have guests since his arrest, and his fiancee declined to remark.