70-Year-Old Man Robs Bank Because He Was Sick Of Living With His Wife

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I’ve mentioned a few times that I’m not married, so the huge wave of misery that hits me every day has to do with other aspects of my life, and not a marriage. But unfortunately, there are some poor suckers out there that chose to get married and now they are dealing with the headache. One of those poor guys is 70-year-old Lawrence John Ripple, who chose to go to prison rather than continue living with his wife.


Ripple was charged with robbing a Kansas City bank, and according to court documents, Ripple handed the bank teller a note that read, “I have a gun, give me money.” Instead of getting his ass out of there with the money, Ripple sat and waited in the bank’s lobby for authorities to arrive.

Ripple notified a bank security guard that he was the guy they were looking for. Police soon arrived, and Ripple later told authorities that he and his wife argued and he “no longer wanted to be in that situation.”

“Ripple wrote out his demand note in front of his wife…and told her he’d rather be in jail than at home,” an FBI agent wrote in the affidavit.

The broken down man was charged in federal court with robbery.

Via Kansas City Star

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