Man who said he'd 'rather be in jail' than with his wife admits to bank robbery

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A Kansas man who told authorities he'd prefer prison over his own wife's company has admitted to robbing a bank.

Lawrence John Ripple was charged in federal court in September for allegedly robbing the Bank of Labor in Kansas City using a handgun.

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Ripple had written his bank robbery note in front of his wife, and told her, "he'd rather be in jail than at home," according to an affidavit filed by a FBI agent.

Ripple reportedly grabbed nearly $3,000, sat in the lobby and told a guard he was the "guy he was looking for."

As police made their way to the bank, the security guard relieved Ripple of his loot.

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Lawrence John Ripple was charged in federal court in September for allegedly robbing the Bank of Labor in Kansas City using a handgun.

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Lawrence John Ripple was charged in federal court in September for allegedly robbing the Bank of Labor in Kansas City using a handgun.

(Photo credit: INSIDE EDITION)

Lawrence John Ripple was charged in federal court in September for allegedly robbing the Bank of Labor in Kansas City using a handgun.

(Photo credit: INSIDE EDITION)

Lawrence John Ripple was charged in federal court in September for allegedly robbing the Bank of Labor in Kansas City using a handgun.

(Photo credit: INSIDE EDITION)

Lawrence John Ripple was charged in federal court in September for allegedly robbing the Bank of Labor in Kansas City using a handgun.

(Photo credit: INSIDE EDITION)

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Later, while being interrogated by detectives, Ripple said he and his wife had fought and he "no longer wanted to be in that situation."

However, the Kansas City Star reports that Ripple's wife accompanied him to court Monday.

Watch: Babysitter Robs Bank While Watching Two Little Kids, Police Say


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