Kansas man robbed bank on purpose to get away from wife

Lawrence John Ripple, 70.

Lawrence John Ripple, 70.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A 70-year-old man allegedly robbed a bank because he’d “rather be in jail than at home” with his wife.

On Sept. 2, Lawrence John Ripple gave the bank teller a note that read, “I have a gun, give me money,” according to the Kansas City Star.

The teller gave him the money and instead of running away, he took the cash and sat in the lobby.

When approached by a security guard, Ripple quickly gave himself up and was taken into custody.

When asked about the peculiar incident, he told investigators that he’d been arguing with his wife and he “no longer wanted to be in that situation.”

In a demand note, Ripple told his wife that he’d rather be in jail than at home.

He was charged with bank robbery in federal court on Tuesday.