Is a marriage hitting rock bottom? The two feasible solutions to this situation are to file for divorce if the union is legally binding or simply walk away a less burden soul in the event of ‘come we stay’ and find happiness elsewhere. But one Kansas man found a third option to his situation.
Lawrence John Ripple, intentionally robbed a bank so he could get caught and escape his wife. He took a guilty plea and was sentenced to six months of home confinement. His public defender told the court that Ripple had lived a law-abiding life and was in a stable relationship with his wife and his four stepchildren.
According to Ripple, his heart surgery which left him depressed prompted him to commit the bank robbery. He checked into a local bank and handed a note to a bank teller in Kansas City demanding cash and warning he had a gun. The cashier handed him $2,924 which he walked away towards the lobby where he took a sit. Ripples then informed the guard that he was the guy he was looking. Other officers quickly arrived
Earlier on Ripple was involved in an argument with his wife according to an FBI agent. He told investigators he wrote a note in front of his wife, telling her he would “rather be in jail than at home.”