A man allegedly robs a bank to go to prison rather than live with his wife

KANSAS CITY, Kansas - Rather than divorcing his wife, a Kansas City man told the FBI he chose to rob a bank so that he wouldn't have to go home to his wife.

Investigators say 70-year-old John Ripple handed a bank teller a note which stated he had a gun and demanded money.

Ripple could've walked out with nearly $3,000 in his hands, but instead he took a seat in the bank lobby and waited to be arrested.

Before the alleged heist, the man got into an argument with his wife of 33 years about repairing the couple's dryer, when he allegedly wrote the bank robbery note in front of his wife before storming out of his home.

"I have never heard of someone who would rather come to jail and commit a crime so they don't have to go home and be with their family, that's never happened," said Lt. Kelli Bailiff of the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department.

Ripple has been charged with bank robbery and might not have to live with his wife for the next 20 years, if found guilty.