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Saturday, September 10, 2016

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A man accused of robbing a Kansas bank and immediately surrendering to a security guard told investigators he preferred jail to life with his wife, the FBI said.

Lawrence John Ripple, 70, allegedly walked into the Bank of Labor in Kansas City and handed a teller a note reading, "I have a gun, give me money."

Court documents state Ripple took the money and sat down in the lobby of the bank until he was approached by a security guard.

"I'm the guy you're looking for," he allegedly told the guard.

Police responded quickly to the bank, which is on the same block as the city's police headquarters, and Ripple was arrested.

Ripple allegedly told investigators he has been arguing with his wife and "no longer wanted to be in that situation," court documents state.

The FBI affidavit in support of a robbery charge against Ripple states the suspect "wrote out his demand note in front of his wife ... and told her he'd rather be in jail than at home."

Ripple's wife said he had become angry when she reminded him that the clothes dryer needed to be repaired.

Ripple, who was charged with robbery and aggravated robbery, might have to wait to get his wish for jail over home life; he was released on bond Wednesday.


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*--- Airport X-ray Finds Handgun and Pet Dog ---*

The Transportation Security Administration said officers arrested a man whose carry-on bags were found by an X-ray machine to contain a gun and his pet dog. The TSA said the man placed two carry-on bags on the X-ray belt at Baltimore Washington International-Thurgood Marshall Airport and agents immediately spotted a handgun in the first item, a bag with wheels. The second bag, which resembled a duffle bag, was revealed to contain a small dog. "It's difficult to say which of the two was more surprising -- the X-ray image of the gun or the image of the dog's moving skeleton," the TSA said. The gun, a 9 mm packed with two empty magazines, was seized by authorities and the man was arrested by Maryland Transportation Authority Police, who discovered the suspect was also carrying a small knife. The man was arrested on weapons charges.


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An Oklahoma woman married two of her biological children over the course of eight years. Police arrested Patricia Ann Spann and her daughter, Misty Velvet Dawn Spann, for incest. The two had gotten married in Comanche County, Oklahoma, earlier this year. Patricia Spann, 43, lost custody of Misty, 25, and two other children when they were young. Patricia Spann told investigators she didn't have contact with her kids until two years ago, but when she reunited with Misty, she said they "hit it off." Court records show an annulment between Patricia Spann and her son in 2010. The two had been married since 2008. Patricia Spann told officials that said she thought the marriage was OK because her name wasn't on her daughter's birth certificate, according to an affidavit. In Oklahoma, marrying a close relative is considered incest whether, the relationship is sexual or not, and incest is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

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Stoog-itsu!!! You, sir, are a genius. -Johnny O

Hello Lewis - This story reminds me of a time when two of the groomsmen at a wedding many years ago decided to decorate the grooms car. The bride and groom had actually rented a car and had it delivered after the wedding party while the car that was decorated was just a similar old Rambler. Though I wonder if the "wrong" car was actually the grooms car and that he just parked it at the hall.

Being charged with burglary isn't the same as being charged with theft. He illegally entered the barn and "damaged" property therein. He didn't have to steal anything.
[How much was the property 'damaged' really? We're talking a horse, here. What do you think that guy was packing?]

I dunno, but imo they both should've been charg'd with horsing around. -LilyCat

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