A cheating husband has been taught an extremely valuable lesson – after returning from a business trip to find his wife had sold their house.
Builder Craig Arnolds returned home from New York to find the locks changed – and six students in his lounge. Wife Laura, aged 42, had packed her bags and gone.
She took the extreme measure after discovering an incriminating message on her partner’s iPhone.
44-year-old Craig forgot his iPhone 6 when on a business trip to America. When the phone flashed an unknown number, suspicious Laura swooped. The steamy message was from an American woman who described the kind of hot reception Craig could expect in New York. It was then she hatched her revenge plot.
Laura told The Sunday Mercury:
“Things aren’t great between us at the moment.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.”
Craig, who now lives in London, described the baffling scene that greeted him at the former family home.
“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.
“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.”
Last time I marry an Italian, that’s for sure.“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?”