When her spiteful ex-husband aimed to land her behind bars, this Reddit user found herself in a tight spot. Luckily, with the assistance of a quick-witted friend, not only did she evade jail time, but also managed to serve up some sweet revenge on her ex. Here’s how it all went down:
This story starts with the Original Poster (OP) telling readers more about her separation from her ex-husband. Apparently, he was furious that she was divorcing him, so he broke into her house. According to OP, he trashed the place – cutting holes in her clothes and breaking her jewelry, to name but a few. But that was just the start…
Her Ex Sought Revenge Through Divorce Court
OP then explains what happened in divorce court. Her ex turned up with a “two-page list” of items that he apparently brought to the house before marriage. He claimed OP “refused to return” them. It was clear to her that he wanted her to go to jail for contempt of court.
The Items In Question
According to OP, her ex was asking for things he didn’t own “in the first place.” Her choices were simple: go to jail for contempt of court or pay something like $2,000 to buy him the items. She refused to do the latter (her ex was lying, after all), so she “opted for jail”…
OP’s Friend Came To The Rescue
Before OP appeared in court, though, her friend asked to see the list. She noticed that the ex hadn’t provided “much if any of a description” for the items on it. For instance, he’d simply written things like “a gun” rather than the specific type of gun, or “computer” without detailing the make or model. Her friend came up with a genius plan…
OP Bought All The Items
The plan was simple: buy all the items as cheaply as possible and return them to her ex-husband, exactly as he’d asked. In her opinion, this approach would cost around $200 – a price worth paying to avoid prison. OP liked the sound of the plan, mainly because she could imagine her ex being furious his own scheme had failed…
They Had Some Fun
OP decided to make “a game of it” by going around pawn shops and thrift stores in a strange type of scavenger hunt. She explained to the stores why she was looking for each item, and they were more than happy to help. The items she managed to buy were perfect…
Hope You Like Your New Stuff, Hubby…
OP listed a number of the items she’d found for her ex. They were all genius. For example, for the gun he said she owed him, she bought a “rusty cap gun screwdriver set.” For the camping gear, she got “an old pan, matches, and a tiny tarp.” And for the Monopoly game he claimed she hadn’t returned, she bought a goodwill Monopoly set that didn’t have any pieces. When she got home, OP videotaped herself boxing up all the items, ready to give to her ex-husband…
She Gave It to Her Ex-Husband
OP’s attorney told the judge she’d found her ex-husband’s things in the attic – she just hadn’t seen them before. From there, her attorney simply took it all down to her ex’s attorney’s office, and that was that. The divorce was final, and OP avoided jail. Her only regret? She didn’t get to see her ex’s face when he realized what she’d done…
Reddit Loved Her Story
The Reddit community loved OP’s story. People found it hilarious and loved how she handled the situation. Some of the top comments said things like, “Looks like you kept the get out of jail free card for yourself. Well played!” and “That was beautifully wicked!”
OP’s Friend Took A Lot Of The Credit
Some readers gave OP’s friend most of the credit. One comment read, “Your friend should do divorce consults, she could make bank with her insight.” Another simply said, “Your friend is the star of the show here.”
Some Redditors Shared Their Experiences
Other community members shared similar stories. One described a situation with an ex-husband who tried to do the same thing to her. Apparently, she “told him he could have anything he could provide a receipt for.” He ended up getting nothing.
What Are Your Thoughts?
So what’s your take on OP’s story? Did she mastermind the perfect revenge? Or was she taking too much of a risk? Should she have just paid the $2000 to avoid jail in the first place? Drop a comment with your thoughts.
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