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Husband who robbed bank because he wanted to be in jail to get away from his wife sentenced to home confinement

By Mason White 2:13 PM June 16, 2017
Lawrence John Ripple
Lawrence John Ripple
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) A man who robbed a bank because he wanted to get away from his wife and be in jail, has now been sentenced to home confinement, according to police in Kansas.

The Kansas City man was sentenced Tuesday to six months home confinement and 50 hours of community service for the bank robbery that he blamed on a fight with his wife, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

Lawrence John Ripple, 71, pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery.

A criminal complaint in the case alleged that Ripple sat down in the lobby and waited for police after robbing the Bank of Labor at 756 Minnesota Avenue in Kansas City.

He told investigators that after an argument with his wife he felt he would rather be in prison than go back home.

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 Bank of Labor 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.