A 70-year-old Kansas man was caught after robbing a bank last Friday—probably because he didn’t run very far!
Lawrence John Ripple walked into Bank of Labor in Kansas City on Friday afternoon. According to court documents, he walked up to the teller and handed him a note that read, “I have a gun, give me money.”
Of course, the teller did what Ripple asked and gave him close to $3,000 in cash. After taking the cash, Ripple took a seat right in the bank lobby! When a security guard approached him, Ripple simply confessed, “I’m the guy you’re looking for.”
The guard confiscated the money and held Ripple until police arrived. It didn’t take long for police from the headquarters just down the street to arrive!
An FBI affidavit and investigation revealed Ripple had had an argument with his wife earlier that day. Since he “no longer wanted to be in that situation,” Ripple devised a plan to land him behind bars. He even wrote the incriminating note in front of her!
The affidavit read, “Ripple wrote out his demand note in front of his wife…and told her he’d rather be in jail than at home. Ripple then walked to the bank and robbed it.”
And now, all of Kansas City knows that Lawrence John Ripple is a man of action.
Ripple was released on Wednesday after being arrested on two felony counts of robbery and aggravated robbery. Do you think he went home to his wife?