Lawrence Ripple
Lawrence Ripple has now been charged with bank robbery Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office

A Kansas man is suspected of robbing a bank and purposely getting caught as he would rather be in jail than spend time at home with his wife. Lawrence Ripple, 70, was arrested on suspicion of robbing a Bank of Labor branch in Kansas City on 2 September.

Ripple is accused of handing the teller a note with the words "I have a gun, hand me money." The teller compiled and handed over $2,924. (£2,191).

Instead off fleeing, CCTV footage showed the suspect then sitting down in the bank's lobby and speaking with the bank security guard, telling him "I'm the guy you're looking for".

When police arrived, Ripple was arrested and taking into custody for questioning. According to the police complaint, Ripple told officers "he and his wife had an argument at home and Ripple no longer wanted to be in the situation," according to the police complaint.

It added: "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."

Ripple has since been charged with bank robbery.