Boy meets girl. Boys asks girl to marry him. Girls says no. Boys sends girl $200,000 breakup bill.
At least that's what happened in Australia when 65-year-old Bruce Dusting proposed to 42-year-old single mom Marie Lacombe and she shot him down. After the rejection, Dusting sent Lacombe a $200,000 bill accounting for every dime he spent on her during their alleged four-year courtship, as reported by A Current Affair in Australia.
The enormous bill includes money for Zumba classes, dental appointments, cash for Lacombe's kid's birthday party, a tummy tuck and even breast implants. Apparently Dusting expected to be paid back, telling ACA, "She will not get away with this."
But Lacombe tells ACA a different story, saying, "He's a shark."
In fact, the single mom claims the two were never romantically involved, explaining she was his dance teacher and they became friends. She says any money Dusting gave her was his choice and the bill is an act of revenge.
Of course, Dusting isn't the first to look for revenge post-breakup.
Recently a man in New York filed a lawsuit against his ex after he dumped her, claiming she blasted bogus information about their sex life all over the Internet. She accused him of "rape play", "auto-erotic asphyxiation," and having a "micro penis," according to Gawker.
Click through the slideshow below for five more stories of exes who went off the rails after an affair or a breakup.
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.