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Revenge is a dish best served ‘left out in the cold’…

Infidelity is perhaps one of the biggest betrayals a person can ever suffer. If we’re lucky, most of us never find out, or are having too many affairs of our own to care. Those of us that do find out though, have been known to employ the most vicious, devious and (let’s face it) entertainingly humiliating methods known to man to exact our vengeance on a cheating spouse.

Exhibit A – meet our subject couple – Craig and Laura Arnolds from Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

Business man Craig had been living the high life; frequent ‘business’ trips to New York, LA and New Jersey meant that pregnant other-half Laura was seeing less and less of her high-flying hubby.

One evening though, when Craig was heading out on yet another ‘business trip’, he made a rookie mistake; when his abandoned iPhone six began ringing on the kitchen counter, flashing up an unknown New York number, non-suspecting Laura didn’t think anything of it.

Expecting to hear one of Craig’s workmates on the other end, Laura was surprised to find instead a crass sounding American lady purring a vivid description of what she would be wearing (not a lot, in this particular case) when Craig arrived in New York City.

Laura, understandably less than impressed, decided then and there that the best course of action was in fact not to get mad, but to get good and even. And she did just that.
A mere two weeks later, Craig arrived back from said business trip to an unfamiliar commotion.

“I pulled up to the driveway, but there was a little Nissan Micra parked in my spot. All the lights were on and the TV was blaring – 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” Craig says.

His keys, of course, didn’t fit the lock, and it was only then it started to dawn on Craig that this house didn’t belong to him anymore…

‘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.’
Turns out, using a quick house sale website, Laura had managed to sell their marital property within just 2 weeks, and Craig’s castle was now home to 6 students of a nearby university. Ouch. That’s gotta hurt.

Ben from says he had no idea there was another resident of the house, “looking back now, I suppose Mrs Arnold did seem unusually desperate to sell up, and urgently, but at the time I thought nothing of it. I just assured her that we buy any home and would be happy to help”.

Bad luck Craig.

‘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 hippie’s 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.’

A woman scorned, Craig, (with a little help from one of those quick house sale websites) can do miraculous things.

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