Bank robber chooses jail over wife

(NBC News) A Kansas City man accused of robbing a bank says he committed the crime because he would rather be imprisoned than live with his wife.

Court documents say 70-year old Lawrence John Ripple gave a note to a teller at a Kansas City Bank on Friday, demanding money and warning that he was armed.

When authorities arrived, they didn’t have to go far to find Ripple. He was waiting for officers in the lobby with the cash he’d taken.

Ripple had reportedly argued with his wife earlier, and said he wrote the note in front of her, saying that he would rather be in jail than at home.

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