Kansas man, 70, pleads guilty to bank robbery – to get away from his wife

Kansas man, 70, pleads guilty to bank robbery – to get away from his wife
Lawrence J. Ripple. (Mug shot via KC Star)

[Ed. – Democratic voter?]

A 70-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man pleaded guilty Monday to robbing a bank last year because, he said, he was tired of living with his wife.

Lawrence John Ripple pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., to the robbery last September of the Bank of Labor at 756 Minnesota Ave. …

[W]hen questioned by police and FBI agents, Ripple said that he and his wife had an argument earlier in the day and he said he “no longer wanted to be in that situation,” according to the affidavit filed to support the bank robbery charge.

Ripple said he wrote out his robbery note in front of his wife and told her he would rather be in jail than at home. He then said he walked to the bank and committed the robbery.

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