70yrs old Mr. Lawrence Ripple pleaded guilty on Monday to charges related to a bank robbery in September 2016.
According to court documents, he entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money and saying he had a gun. After the scared teller handed over thousand of dollars in cash, Lawrence didn’t flee, he sat down and waited for police to arrive and arrest him.
An FBI agent revealed in court that Lawrence had argued with his wife earlier, telling her that he’d rather be in jail than with her. Authorities say he wrote her a note saying he “no longer wanted to be in that situation [crumbling marriage].”
According to SMACK, if found guilty, he faces up to 20 years in prison and fine of up to $250,000.
His wife has cried out, saying government should pardon her husband, that she'll make him happy.