LAW AND DISORDER: Stupid Criminals Unit – Husband robbed a bank to avoid wife.
Lawrence John Ripple made the news back in January when he pleaded guilty to bank robbery and told the local Kansas City cops that he did it in order to avoid his wife. According to the 71-year-old, he wrote the robbery note in front of his wife, telling her he'd rather be in jail than with her.
The judge must have a great sense of humor because he has sentenced Ripple to six months of home confinement. He was also slapped with three years of supervised probation and a fine. The silver lining? Ripple says he was suffering from depression at the time but has found the right medication and is back to his old self. Turns out you can fix stupid sometimes!