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Some Old Dude Robbed A Bank To Escape The Wrath Of His Nagging Wife

Image via Kansas City Sheriff's Office

I've never been married, but given the fact that people crap all over those who solemnly swear to love another person forever, it sounds as if it can be a living hell. Of course, that's not to say every marriage is like that, but for some, it certainly can be.

Take 70-year-old Lawrence John Ripple, for instance, who was so annoyed with his wife that he robbed a bank in hopes of getting caught so he could go to jail. That's right, ol' Ripple figured a jail cell was more appealing than living under the same roof as his wife.

Per The Kansas City Star:

According to court documents, Ripple handed a teller a note that read, “I have a gun, give me money.”

The teller complied.

But instead of fleeing, Ripple took the money and then took a seat in the bank lobby, according to the documents.

When a bank security guard approached him, Ripple told the guard, “I’m the guy you’re looking for.”

The guard took the money from Ripple and held him until police arrived, which wasn’t long, because Kansas City, Kan., police headquarters is on the same block.

When he was questioned later by investigators, Ripple told him that he and his wife had argued and he “no longer wanted to be in that situation,” according to the documents.

“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 filed in support of the robbery charge.

Yeah, so about that whole "till death do us part" thing, I guess Lawrence John Ripple isn't a real fan of that type of commitment. On the plus side, at least he's got rent-free living for awhile!

H/T Complex