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Unhappily married man robs bank because he wanted to escape from his nagging wife and be in jail

By Mason White 12:39 PM January 27, 2017
Lawrence John Ripple and his wife
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) An elderly married man told police that he robbed a bank because he wanted to escape from is nagging wife, according to police in Kansas.

Kansas City police said that they have arrested 70-year-old Lawrence John Ripple, after being accused of using a gun to threaten a teller at the bank.

In court, Ripple pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery.

He was booked into the Wyandotte County Detention Center.

He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

According to the police investigation, Ripple had been arguing with his wife before he told her that he would rather be in jail than live with her.

He then wrote a note, in which he demanded money from the bank, in front of his wife.

Ripple went to a Brotherhood Bank and Trust branch, and gave the note to a bank teller, demanding cash and warning that he had a gun.

Ripple took the $3,000 in cash and sat down in the lobby, where he told a security guard that he was the guy that the police were looking for.

He then told police that he was sick of living with his wife and wanted to go to jail.