A Kansas bank robber wants prison time to avoid his wife. Seventy-year-old Lawrence Ripple robbed a Kansas City bank last year and told officials he did it to get away from his wife. Records show he handed a note to a teller, was given more than two-thousand-dollars and then took a seat in the lobby to wait for his arrest. Ripple says he wrote the note in front of his wife and told her his intentions before leaving. His wife went with him to his court date this week as he entered a guilty plea and was released on bond. He will be sentenced by a judge in the future.