Father allegedly robs bank to pay for daughter’s chemotherapy

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SOUTH LYON, Michigan – A young father made a decision to save his daughter’s life that could now cost him his own.

Brian Randolph, 23, is accused of robbing a bank in South Lyon, Michigan, on Aug. 12.

Authorites tell ABC News that he handed the teller a note saying he had a gun, but there was never a gun shown or found on him afterwards.

Randolph told police his insurance would no longer cover his daughter’s treatment and that the bank robbery was a last-ditch effort to be able to pay for it.

Randolph’s 1-year-old daughter, Brialynn, suffers from retinoblastoma, a cancer forming in the eye.

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

Randolph has been charged with armed robbery and bank robbery and his bond is set at $500,000.