Hollywood stuntman Garrett Warren stopped by the "The Jeff Probst Show" on Thursday to talk about a near-fatal assassination attempt arranged by his ex-wife, "Casino" actress Claudia Haro.
In May 2000, just one month after a judge awarded the former couple joint custody of their daughter, a stranger rang the doorbell of Warren's Westlake Village, Calif. home. The man at the door asked Warren if he was the owner of the silver Volvo in the driveway.
"I said, 'Yeah, that’s my car.' So I open the door and peeked my head outside to see if my car had been hit," Warren recounted in the interview. "And when I did, he had a gun down by his right side by his right leg and he picked it up and started shooting at me."
Warren was shot four times on the doorstep of his own home. He believed that Haro, who was also once married to Joe Pesci, was behind the attack because of their "heated divorce" and continued arguments about what was best for their daughter.
The case was cold for two years, until San Bernardino police stumbled upon an envelope with Warren's picture and address in the trunk of a car that belonged to drug dealer and restaurant owner, Miguel Quiroz. That clue eventually led police to hitman Jorge Hernandez and Haro's younger brother Manuel, who was also involved in the crime.
In December 2005, Haro was arrested. On the night before the trial, she pleaded no contest on two counts of attempted murder. In April 2012, she was sentenced to 12 years and four months in prison, although it is unlikely that she will serve the entire sentence.
Watch the video above (or click over to the The Daily Beast) for more details on Warren's strange-but-true near-death experience. Then, click through the slides below for five more psycho ex stories.
In May 2012, a recently divorced Superior, Wisc. woman held an "X-Husband Sale" on her front lawn where she gave away piles of her ex's belongings for free. She also flattened the tires on his SUV and spray-painted it with the word "cheater" and other invectives (click here for photos). Police had to tow away the vehicle after curious passersby caused traffic to slow to a halt in front of the house.
In July 2012, Elle Zober put her Beaverton, Ore. home up for sale with a sign on the front lawn that read: "Husband left us for a 22-year-old. House for sale by scorned, slightly bitter, newly single owner. Adulterers need not apply." Zober told local Fox affiliate KPTV that it was not an act of revenge. In fact, her seemingly laid-back husband knew about the sign and even approved its use. Luckily, the kooky marketing scheme paid off. According to Zober's website, an offer was put in on the house just 23 days after she listed it.
In July 2012, 35-year-old Denver man Scott Kramer was charged with felony arson after he reportedly set his estranged wife's wedding dress, wedding photos and skis ablaze. Prosecutors said he put her belongings in a garbage can and set them on fire near his home.
In June 2011, a divorced Michigan woman reportedly sent a letter coated in peanut butter to her ex-husband, whose current wife was allergic to peanuts. The ex-wife denied accusations that it was a deliberate attempt to make his new wife ill. She insisted, rather, that she did it to prevent the woman from reading the private contents of the letter.
In March 2012, 44-year-old Brit Darrell Plews set fire to his estranged wife's clothes, shoes, and designer purses after learning that she married a man she met on a solo trip to Africa months prior. To make matters worse, she was still legally married to Plews when she tied the knot with her new Gambian beau. In a fit of jealous rage, Plews burned her belongings in the garden of the house they once shared together in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. His punishment? A 12-month prison sentence, £5,000 owed to his wife in compensation and a two-year restraining order.