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This man robbed a bank to get away from his wife

He said he'd rather go to jail than to go home.
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A man who said he would ‘rather be in jail than at home’ steals $3000 from a bank, and then sits and waits for police to come arrest him.

According to Kansas court documents, Lawrence John Ripple walked into the bank and handed the teller a note which read that he had a gun, and to give him cash.

Lawrence John Ripple
According to his son-in-law, Ripple had never gotten so much as a parking ticket. (Credit: Wyandotte County Detention Center)

After taking $3000 from the teller, he told the security guard that he was the one the police were looking for, before sitting quietly in the lobby.

In a radio interview, Ripple’s wife says he began acting strangely following a fight they had over a broken dryer. She said she had never seen him like this in their 33-year marriage.

Ripple has been charged with bank robbery and if convicted could face 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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