Wife gets revenge on cheating husband by selling their house while he was away
THEY say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and one cheating husband certainly found this out the hard way.
Craig Arnolds, 44, from Nuneaton in the English Midlands, was taught an extremely valuable lesson by his spurned wife, after returning from a business trip to find she had sold their house.
Craig, a builder, returned home from New York to find that all of the locks had been changed — and six students were chilling out in his lounge.
His wife Laura, 42 was nowhere to be found, and all of her belongings had gone.
Angry Laura decided on her extreme punishment after discovering an incriminating message on Craig’s iPhone.
The house was sold within a fortnight, after Laura used sellhousefast.uk to flog it as quickly as possible. It was then occupied by students from the University of Warwick.
Laura told The Sunday Mercury: “I could do it because my parents came up with the deposit for our home and when we struggled with the mortgage, they came in.”
Laura decided to get her revenge after blundering Craig forgot his iPhone 6 when he left for a business trip to America.
When the phone started flashing up with an unknown number, his suspicious wife decided to investigate. It was then that she found steamy messages from an American woman — who detailed the “hot” reception Craig could expect upon his arrival in New York.
Craig, who has now moved to London, claims he smelt a rat as soon as he arrived home.
“All the lights were on and the TV was blaring,” he said.
“I remember thinking it was really out of character for Laura to be up past 11pm. I had no idea what on earth was going on.
“At this point I was seriously freaked out, jet lagged and frantic — I started banging on the door and shouting Laura’s name — but was greeted instead by what looked like a 21-year-old hippie.
“I noticed all Laura’s furniture was gone, but the chairs and tables I’d inherited from my late father, plus my set of golf clubs and vintage radio — which Laura always hated — was sitting on the kitchen table in all its glory.
“She’d included my most prized possessions in the ‘fixtures and fittings’. I was gutted. I still can’t get my head around how she did this in the space of a two week holiday.
“I made a mistake and paid for it dearly.
“I was very annoyed at first but life is too short to dwell on these things and I made the decision that for the children’s sake, we should stop the hostilities there.
“Who knows, maybe by getting this out of her system will allow us to build on the existing amicable relationship?”
However, Craig did admit: “What I would really like to say is a little more colourful than that so probably won’t be printable.”