Ripple, 70, told his wife following a fight on Friday that "he'd
rather be in jail than at home."
After writing a note stating that he had a gun and wanted money,
Ripple walked to a bank in Kansas City, Kansas, and handed it to
The teller gave him nearly $3,000. Instead of making a hasty
getaway from the Brotherhood Bank and Trust branch, Ripple took
a seat in the lobby and admitted to a security guard that he was
the suspect. He was taken into custody.
The money was returned to the bank. The cause of Ripple's fight
with his wife was not detailed in the court documents and no
lawyer was listed for him.
Ripple was no longer at the Wyandotte County Detention Center in
Kansas City, Kansas, on Wednesday, according to the center's
website. A spokesman for the Wyandotte County Sheriff's office
said he was moved to a federal facility in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Efforts to reach Ripple's wife were not immediately successful.
(Reporting by Timothy Mclaughlin in Chicago; Editing by Matthew
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