Seems like hell has no fury like a husband scorned.
On Friday, the Yorkshire Evening Post reported on a British man who allegedly burned his ex-wife’s clothes, shoes and high-end handbags after learning she married her lover while they were still hitched.
Darrell Plews, 44, reportedly set the blaze after his then mother-in-law told him that her daughter had gone to Gambia to wed a man she met there while on vacation by herself in January, according to the paper.
Plews allegedly flew into a jealous rage over the news and burned her belongings in the backyard of the couple's former Wakefield, West Yorkshire home.
"He has done it out of revenge. He was trying his best to get things back on track," Plew's attorney Richard Canning said. "He lost his temper and did something very stupid for which he now has to pay the price."
A judge sentenced Plews to 12 months in prison and ordered him to pay his ex-wife £5,000 in compensation. A restraining order was also imposed, banning Plews from contacting his former spouse for two years.
The couple had been together for six years and have two children together.
Plews isn't the first man to torch his spouse's stuff after a split. In July, a Denver man faced one count of second-degree arson after allegedly setting fire to his ex-wife's wedding gown and wedding photos.
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A young Italian groom was so unready to leave his mother's side, he brought her on his honeymoon in January 2012. His unimpressed bride <a href="http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20110129/lf_ac/7728736_motherinlaw_destroys_italian_couples_marriage" target="_hplink">asked for a divorce three weeks later</a>.
A Clean Break
One German woman put up with her neatfreak husband's love of household chores for 15 years <a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2009/04/02/oukoe-uk-germany-divorce-idUKTRE53145M20090402" target="_hplink">until finally divorcing him</a> in April 2009. The last straw? His decision to knock down and rebuild a wall in their home because it was dirty.
Was It My Crow's Feet?
One woman got married at age 30, but told her husband she was just 24. Ten years into their marriage, in November 2007, <a href="http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2007-11/28/content_6284496.htm" target="_hplink">he found out about the lie</a> and asked for a divorce.
What would you do if your pet bird started to say things like "divorce" or "be patient"? In June 2001, <a href="http://archives.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/asiapcf/east/06/19/china.bird/index.html" target="_hplink">those phrases</a> proved to one woman that her husband had been unfaithful -- and that was grounds for divorce.
Phallic Faux Pas
Size mattered <em>too</em> much <a href="http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/241571-man-faces-divorce-after-penis-extension-breaks-during-sex" target="_hplink">for this man</a>. His wife split in 2008 after a prosthetic penis extension snapped off during sex.
Time Doesn't Heal All Wounds?
Would you divorce your spouse over a 60-year-old affair? In December 2011, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/29/worlds-oldest-divorcees_n_1174902.html" target="_hplink">a 99-year-old Italian man filed to do just </a>that after discovering a love letters his 96-year-old wife had written to her lover in the 1940s. The breakup made the couple the world's oldest divorcees.
A Frenchwoman filed to divorce her husband after two decades together, citing their lack of sex as the cause. Adding insult to injury, in September 2011, a <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/8741895/Frenchman-ordered-to-pay-wife-damages-for-lack-of-sex.html" target="_hplink">judge ordered the man to pay his ex $14,000</a> as compensation for failing to make the grade in the sack.