Most of us would be pretty rattled if we discovered our spouse was cheating. But few of us would go as far as this betrayed husband.
On Wednesday, a Reddit user posted a letter one scorned husband wrote to the "other man's" neighbors, listing the man's name, date of birth and license plate number. Not wanting to "physically harm" the other man and "risk losing [his] kids or going to jail," the husband said he planned on "spreading the word about [the] lowlife loser" at the man's place of work and his church. Yikes.
Read the letter below:
ATTENTION: Do you know who you live near?????
Your neighbor Charles L. **** (DOB December ****) who lives at ** ***** St. is having an affair with my wife of 12 years.
It has been going on since Feb 25, 2012 but I just found out in January 2013. My wife promised to break it off but I found out yesterday that they are still seeing each other. I will be divorcing her.
His home phone is ***-***-****. He is 6’3, 195 lbs. He drives a white Chevy pick up truck (license plate *****)
I will be going to his job tomorrow and attending his church on Sunday to let everybody know the kind of man that he is. Because I cannot physically harm him and risk losing my kids or going to jail, I plan on spreading the word about this lowlife loser.
Have a nice evening.
The note took us by surprise, but it's not the first time we've heard of an ex getting a little unhinged over an affair or divorce. Click through the slideshow below for five more stories of exes who acted out post-split.
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.