Man robs bank a day before wedding to pay for venue and ring

A bridegroom was arrested the day before his wedding after he allegedly robbed a bank to pay for his fiancée’s ring and the wedding venue.

Heath Bumpous (36), from Texas, US, walked into the Citizens State Bank on Friday morning and demanded money, telling the cashier he was armed, NBC news reports.

He fled with the stolen money before police arrived, iHeart Radio reports.

Local authorities released surveillance video taken from the bank in the hopes that the public could help identify him.

Heath’s fiancée saw the footage on Facebook and immediately called him to convince him to turn himself in, PEOPLE reports.

According to Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace, Heath gave a full confession by Friday night.

“He basically stated he was getting married the next day, he didn’t have enough money for the wedding ring he wanted to buy and he needed to pay for the wedding venue,” the sheriff explained.

Most of the stolen money has been recovered and the police thanked Heath’s fiancée for her help in turning him in.

The 36-year-old has now been charged with robbery.

Sources: NBC news, iHeart Radio, PEOPLE