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Father Arrested for Robbing Bank to Pay for Daughter’s Chemotherapy Treatments

Father Arrested for Robbing Bank to Pay for Daughter’s Chemotherapy Treatments: Brian Randolph (via the South Lyon Police Department)

Brian Randolph (via the South Lyon Police Department)

It’s almost Friday, so let’s start the weekend early with a lighthearted story about a father who robbed a bank in a desperate attempt to save his cancer-stricken daughter.

Ugh.

Brian Randolph, 23, is accused of robbing a Michigan credit union earlier this month. Authorities say Randolph’s motive for the robbery was to raise funds for his daughter’s chemotherapy treatments.

Randolph told police that his insurance company was no longer paying for his daughter’s chemotherapy treatments and that he robbed the credit union in a last-ditch attempt to find a way to pay for her treatments, according to South Lyon Public Information Officer Lieutenant Christopher Sovik.

The story was also confirmed by Randolph’s family, who claim his one-year-old daughter Brialynn suffers from retinoblastoma, a malignant tumor of the retina.

“I guess it was desperation,” said Asia Dupree, the mother of Randolph’s daughter. “Time was ticking right before her appointment came up.”

Randolph was charged with armed robbery and bank robbery. His bond was set at $500,000, police told ABC.

It’s also worth noting that during the robbery, Randolph passed a note to a bank teller which claimed he was carrying a shotgun. However, there is no indication an actual weapon was present during the crime.

Will somebody please double-check this story and then start a GoFundMe page?

(Source: ABC News)

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