70-year-old Lawrence John Ripple is making his dream of living in prison instead of with his wife came true after being pleaded guilty to robbing a Kansas City bank.
Despite their row, however, Ripple's wife accompanied him to court in a show of solidarity with her husband.
It added: "Ripple wrote out his demand note in front of his wife Remedios Ripple and told her he'd rather be in jail than at home".
A Kansas man has pleaded guilty to robbing a Kansas City bank last fall, in a odd case that has left authorities scratching their heads.
Mr Ripple handed the bank clerk a note, demanding cash and warning he had a gun, according to court documents.
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The man was released on bond in September.
Police later revealed that he had argued with his wife earlier in the day, and told her in writing that he would "rather be in jail than at home".
Ripple's sentencing date has not yet been set.
Later that day, Ripple was questioned by police and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents. He then proceeded to sit down in the lobby of the bank.
When security swarmed the bank and confronted Ripple. he told them, "I'm the guy you're looking for". When the teller handed over $2,900, Ripple remained in the bank lobby waiting to be arrested.