A wife who allegedly caught her husband cheating took revenge by selling his house while he was away on a business trip in New York.
Craig Arnold came back after two weeks away to find the locks on his house had been changed and all the lights still on at 11pm.
He thought it was strange because his wife Laura was normally in bed by then, and things got stranger when a 21-year-old lad opened the door.
It eventually dawned on him that a group of six students had taken over his family home – his wife had sold the property.
Laura, 42, found a message on his mobile from a woman in New York promising to give him a sexy welcome when he arrived in the U.S.
She wasn’t going to let him get away with it so decided to sell the house as quickly as possible, the Birmingham Mercury reported.
Because her parents had helped with the deposit and the mortgage when the couple ran into financial difficulties, she didn’t need her husband’s okay to put the property on the market.
Pushing to sell the house as quickly as possible, she managed it within a fortnight.
Craig finally realised the awful truth when he walked inside, telling the Mercury: ‘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.’
Laura told the paper: ‘Things aren’t great between us at the moment.’