Irate wife shows husband who's not wearing the pants

Mar 9 2011 - 10:00am

CHICAGO -- A wife flew to Chicago and cut the crotches out of the pants of a woman who was vacationing with her husband, police said.

The man and his female companion returned from a weeklong vacation together in the Caribbean on Saturday. Police say they found a suitcase in the driveway of the man's home in the Chicago suburb of Wilmette -- and inside it, the companion's clothing was riddled with scissor cuts.

"All of the damage to the pants was in the area of the ... crotch," a police report said.

About 10 pieces of clothing, valued at between $1,500 and $2,000, were damaged, according to the report.

The man told police the woman was just a friend and was visiting him from Turkey. She declined to press charges over the damage. The man also told police that he was separated, though not divorced, from his wife, who lives out of state.

Reached later by telephone, the man's wife allegedly acknowledged to Wilmette police that she had damaged the clothing -- and that the two are still married, talk on the telephone several times per day, and have lived separately because of their work situations.

The woman said her husband told her he was traveling to a business conference, but she became enraged when she discovered he was vacationing in the Caribbean with another woman, the report states.

She told investigators she flew from the East Coast to Chicago on Friday, took a cab to the home she still co-owns with her husband, and was shocked to find that her husband "had hidden everything that would reveal he was married."

She found the other woman's clothes in a closet, cut various items with a pair of scissors, put them in a suitcase and left it in the home's driveway, she told investigators.

She then spent the night with a nearby friend before flying home the next day.

Since the woman whose clothes were destroyed refused to sign a criminal complaint, no charges were filed and the case is considered closed.

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