Accused bank robber tells wife he'd 'rather be in jail than at home'
"KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A 70-year-old man accused of robbing a bank in Kansas told investigators he would rather be imprisoned than live with his
Court documents say Lawrence John Ripple gave a note to a bank teller in Kansas City on Friday, demanding cash and warning he had a gun. Ripple took
the money and went to sit in the lobby where he told a guard he was the “guy he was looking for.”
Officers arrived quickly. An FBI agent wrote in the affidavit that Ripple had earlier been arguing with his wife. He told investigators he wrote the
note in front of his wife, telling her he would “rather be in jail than at home.”
Ripple was charged with bank robbery Tuesday.
Online court records don’t list an attorney for Ripple. "
I love this story. Of course it's sad the man is going to jail. Yes, he committed a crime. But, he must have been desperate. I understand his plight.
I can't say his wife was a bully, but I'm getting that strong impression. He was in a fix, he's not young, and he decided, for whatever reason, not
be violent with his wife, and do something drastic and wrong. He could have left. And he did in fact.
I have had this problem. How to you stand up to a bully and fight back without being violent or wrong. Like I said, he wasn't right. But he could
have been wronger. Sometimes, we have no escape. And if we are to escape, or at least survive, we need creative plans to deal with aggressors. If you
become a bully, you lose. You can argue this man bullied the bank teller. In fact he did. The teller will have suffered and continue to suffer. So,
even though I first laughed about this, I realized there's more to the story.
If you confront a bully and you bully tactics, it becomes a war.
You must find a way to resist, and then find a way to use the bullies attacks or stupidity against them. You need to use your brain and trick the
bully into bullying themselves, and or the wrong person, or have evidence.
Bullies can be smart. But their feeling of super powerfullness over other people, makes them open to overconfidence and carelessness. Rich and
powerful people break the rules more that others. They think they can get away it. And they do . Often. So, try as you may, fight them, and resist
them, just don't become them...
So, this guy, probably got bullied. Then bullied someone else because he was afraid of his wife, or his own thoughts, and took the wrong way out. He
should done something else.