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Man tells police he robbed bank because he’d rather go to jail than be with his wife

KANSAS CITY -- Instead of "Till' death do us part," it's more like -- "Till jail do us a part."

A 70- year-old man robbed a bank because he reportedly told cops it was a better alternative that his living situation at home.

Lawrence John Ripple allegedly told a teller at the Bank of Labor in Kansas City that he had a gun and demanded cash.

The teller complied and gave him all the money but instead of leaving, police say that Ripple took a seat in the lobby.

It didn't take long for police to arrive, being that the headquarters is a few blocks down from the bank.

According to court documents, when he was questioned by investigators as to why he did it, Ripple told police he and his wife had an argument and that he'd rather be in jail than at home.

Ripple was charged with bank robbery.