Love can make you do a lot of crazy things, but the loss of love put these folks over the edge, online, and in some case…on fire!
1. Man Sells Ex-Wife’s Wedding Dress On eBay
When Seattle-area rocker Larry Star found his ex-wife’s wedding dress in his attic, he saw dollar signs. As his eBay ad read, “She took the $4000 engagement ring but left the dress…. This dress cost me $1200 that my drunken sot of an ex-father-in-law swore up and down he would pay for but didn’t so I got stuck with the bill. Luckily I only got stuck with his daughter for 5 years.… Personally, I think it looks like a $1200 shower curtain, but what do I know.” He knew something: the resulting ad got 6 million visitors to eBay, 113 bids, TV appearances for Larry…and five new marriage proposals.
2. Angry Wife Eats Ex-husband’s Goldfish
A Pasadena (that’s Texas, y’all) woman and her common-law husband had split up and were arguing over jewelry he’d given her. In a fit of anger—or an Omega-3 deficiency—the woman took seven goldfish from her ex’s apartment. Her ex called the cops, and they arrived at her home to find four fried fish. When they asked where the other three were, she said, “I already ate those.” According to Pasadena police spokesman Vance Mitchell, because the fish were considered community property, “There was nothing we could do. If he wants to pursue it, it’s a civil case.”
3. Jilted Wife Sells Husband’s Used “Small” Condom And Mistress’ “Humongous” Panties On eBay
Hardworking wife “annastella007” came home to her husband of 22 years and was surprised when he tried to keep her from going into their bedroom. His offer of tea didn’t deter her, and inside the boudoir she discovered an empty condom wrapper (“size small”) and panties (size “humongous”). What to do with the evidence? Sell them on eBay, of course. She listed the items as “Empty Condom Packet & A Photo of ‘The Tarts’ Knickers Found in Our Bed After a Two Timing Low Life’s Affair.” “Anna” promised there were more auctions to come, with her hubby’s Harley Davidson as “the next item that will probably be sold on eBay at a start price of 99c and, of course, with no reserve!”
4. Drunk Boyfriend Burns Ex’s Clothes, Bakes A Potato On The Fire
Alcohol’s not much better: When Mark Vaughan saw his lover Kathryn Leigh kiss another man, he understandably wanted revenge. But then he got wasted and acted on his impulse. Vaughan created a very expensive bonfire in the middle of the street, using Leigh’s entire wardrobe—and laptop—as well as a lot of gasoline. Apparently he built up an appetite, because police on the scene found him “extremely drunk” and attempting to bake a potato on the bonfire. Sadly, no amount of spuds could fill the hole in his heart…or help pay his arson fines.
5. Man Sells Cheating Wife On eBay
Brit Paul Osborn suspected his wife Sharon was cheating with a married coworker. The parents of two had been having a rough time when, in a self-described “fit of rage,” Paul put his “lying, cheating, adulterous b***h whore of a wife” up for sale on eBay. Yes, he included her photo, along with the name and home address of her suspected lover, and this note: “Please dont [sic] bid on her because she’s worth sod all.” Within days the post went viral, with the highest bid reaching 500,100 pounds. Paul said, “I later took it off because I realized it wasn’t the right thing to do. I was just so angry.