NY POST - A Texas man’s walk down the aisle took a wrong turn when he decided to rob a bank the day before his wedding so he could pay for his fiancee’s ring — and she saw surveillance images of him posted by police, according to a report.
Instead of exchanging vows, Heath Edward Bumpous of Crockett was charged with aggravated robbery for allegedly informing a teller at Citizens State Bank in Groveton that he had a gun and demanding that she fork over cash,KLTV reported.
“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,”Wallace said in a videoposted to his Facebook page.
“His picture was all on Facebook. He needed to turn himself in,” he added.
Bumpous turned himself in at the Houston County Courthouse and most of the stolen money has been recovered, along with the clothes and the gun, the sheriff said, adding that the former EMS worker has confessed to the crime.
“He is now in custody. He has been charged with aggravated robbery. The district attorney has accepted the charges. It will go to a grand jury and he will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” Wallace added.
It was unclear if and when the couple will tie the knot.
The man was doing it for love. If there's one thing society has taught us, it's we NEVER share our finance information with our (soon to be) spouses. At least that's what they teach down in Crockett. C'mon, man. Don't do a wedding if you can't afford it. Don't buy the ring if you can't afford it. And definitely don't rob banks to pay for the wedding and ring you can't afford. That's just dumb. Also, no mask?! Broad daylight?! Dumping the clothes out the WINDOW FOR ANYONE TO PICK UP?! Whoever this fiance is, I think it's safe to say she dodged a bullet. Can't have that level of dumb weighing you down for the rest of your life. Whether he did it for love or not, robbing a bank is a bonehead move. At least no one got hurt. That's always a good thing.