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Man Robs Bank To Escape Wife

By Tim Lollis, The Called

Uploaded 11:08 AM CT, Thursday September 08, 2016

A rather unusual story is coming out of Kansas City this week about husband and wife of thirty-three years having an argument.  Reuters is reporting that 70-year-old Lawrence John Ripple yelled at wife that he would rather be in jail than live with her another second. 

Being a man of his word.  Ripple drove from his home to the Brotherhood Bank and Trust in the Riverview neighborhood of Kansas City.  

An FBI affidavit states Ripple slid a note, which he had written out in front of wife while at home, to the teller, which read “I have a gun.  Give me money.”

The teller promptly gathered up $3,000 and handed it to Ripple.  But rather than escaping to a getaway car, Ripple sat down in the bank’s lobby.  The bank security guard approached Ripple, who simply stated “I’m the guy you are looking for”. 

Lawrence John Ripple was successful in his plan.  He was moved from the Wyandotte County Detention Center in Kansas City to a federal facility in Leavenworth, Kansas, where he is free from the voice of his wife. 

I believe Mr. Ripple probably took this thing a little too far, but I do understand his reasoning.  Most men will agree that the voice of a nagging wife is like kryptonite to man’s state of being.  For the women reading this article consider this, scripture says a soft answer turns away wrath.  Couple that with the old folks’ sage wisdom that honey catches more flies than vinegar. 

I’m not saying men are not sometimes hard to deal with, but one thing is for sure, nagging him won’t help.  It was reported that Mrs. Ripple was yelling at her husband to fix a broken dryer.  Today she still has a broken dryer and a lonely house.  Ripple is an 8 by 8 cell with a guy named Larry, eating slop three times a day.  The moral of the story is this: seasoned words make for a happy home where dryers get repaired and nobody has to go to jail.

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