A Texas groom who robbed a bank a day before his wedding to pay for the rings and venue has been arrested, police have said.

Heath Bumpous robbed the Citizens State Bank in Groveton on Friday morning, Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace said on Facebook Live.

The 36-year-old threatened a bank cashier and said he had a gun before demanding cash.
Bumpous told the employee that he was getting married and needed the money for the wedding the following day.


He then left with the stolen cash and drove down dirt and forest service roads when he received a call from his fiancee, who he was due to wed on Saturday.

Bumpous was arrested after turning himself in. Pic: Trinity County Sheriff

His fiancee said she saw surveillance video stills of her husband-to-be robbing the bank that police had posted on Facebook.

She managed to persuade Bumpous to turn himself in and he confessed to authorities in Houston soon after.

“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.

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