Man, 70, robbed bank to get away from wife

Posted January 26, 2017

A pensioner has admitted to robbing a bank in Kansas after deciding he would rather be in jail than be at home with his wife.

A 70-year-old Kansas man said he robbed a bank last year because he'd rather be in jail than live with his wife.

Ripple was caught on surveillance video handing a bank teller a note at the Bank of Labor last September.

After the frightened cashier handed Ripple almost £2,400, he then calmly sat down in the lobby of the building and waited for authorities to arrive.

He's likely eating those words now as Ripple pleaded guilty to a federal count of bank robbery this week, meaning that he could be sentenced to as many as 20 years in prison.

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Ripple pleaded guilty without making any plea deal so lawyers are free to argue a fair sentence. "Ripple then walked to the bank and robbed it".

The teller gave him the money and instead of running away, he took the cash and sat in the lobby.

A police statement said that Mr Ripple had an argument with his wife earlier in the day.

The guard snatched the money away from Ripple and called cops, who responded from nearby police headquarters.

The judge will set a sentencing date after a pre-sentencing investigation is completed.