A 71 year old Kansas man, who robbed a bank last September and told police that he was hoping to get caught so he would get prison time to escape his wife, was on Tuesday sentenced to six months of home confinement and a total of 50 hours of community service after pleading guilty.
According to the Kansas City Star, Lawrence John Ripple, who took the guilty plea in January, told the judge on Tuesday that he had heart surgery that left him depressed when he committed the bank robbery.
According to the federal prosecutor, Ripple’s sentence was on grounds of bank robbery after he pleaded guilty to the one count charge of bank robbery in January and was originally faced with 37 months in prison
FBI Agent, Eric Beltz said:
“During the post Miranda interview, Ripple relayed that he and his wife had an argument at home and Ripple no longer wanted to be in the situation.
Ripple wrote out his demand note in front of his wife Remedios Ripple and told her he’d rather be in jail than at home. Ripple then walked to the bank and robbed it.”