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Woman Screams as Ex Falls Through Her Ceiling

Tyler Bergkamp, 25, is arrested in Kansas

(Newser) - A Kansas woman was surprised to see her ex-boyfriend show up unexpectedly Thursday night—when his legs broke through her living room ceiling, the Salina Journal reports. It apparently began when the woman, unnamed by police, came home to find her door locked with the chain on. Concerned that her... More »

Judge Gives 'Nasty' Texter a Writing Assignment

Daren Young has to come up with 144 compliments for his former girlfriend

(Newser) - A judge on the Hawaiian island of Maui has handed down an unorthodox sentence to a man who pleaded no contest to violating a protection order preventing him from contacting his ex-girlfriend. Judge Rhonda Loo ordered Daren Young on Friday to write 144 compliments about his ex-girlfriend, in response to... More »

Woman Set on Fire by Ex in 2015 Dies

Prosecutors plan to pursue murder charges

(Newser) - "She fought so hard," says Dan Bowes of his stepdaughter, Judy Malinowski. The Ohio woman was left disfigured and bedridden in a hospital after her ex-boyfriend doused her in gasoline and set her on fire on Aug. 2, 2015. "No one expected that she'd make it... More »

Man Who Wanted to Vilify Ex Arrested in JCC Case: Feds

Juan Thompson, arrested in St. Louis, believed to be behind at least 8 threats

(Newser) - A jilted ex-boyfriend is behind at least eight of the scores of threats made against Jewish community centers nationwide, plus a bomb threat to New York's Anti-Defamation League, in an effort to harass and vilify his former girlfriend, federal officials said Friday. Juan Thompson was arrested in St. Louis... More »

Man Allegedly Cooked Ex's Dog, Served It to Her as Meal

He is arrested on animal cruelty charges

(Newser) - In one of the more demented breakup stories in a while, a man in Redding, Calif., is accused of killing, cooking, and serving his ex-girlfriend's dog to her and then telling her about it after the fact, reports the Sacramento Bee . Ryan Eddy Watenpaugh denies cooking the dog but... More »

Reeva Steenkamp Met With Ex 2 Days Before Killing

Pistorius called her 'every 20 minutes' during rendezvous

(Newser) - Reeva Steenkamp met with her ex-boyfriend only two days before Oscar Pistorius killed her—and received two phone calls from the Olympic athlete during the coffee date, according to a new BBC documentary . "I mean he’s phoned twice already, every 20 minutes," her ex, Warren Lahoud, says... More »

Ex's Revenge: She Sells His Secret Fishing Spots

Girlfriend auctions off his GPS locations after breakup

(Newser) - A New Zealand woman got some profitable revenge on a boyfriend who dumped her and then skipped the country: She sold the locations of his secret (and successful) fishing spots, reports stuff.co.nz . Angela Potter found his GPS markings in her garage after the split and auctioned them off... More »

Dentist Pulls Out Ex-Boyfriend's Teeth

Anna Mackowiak: 'I tried to ... detach myself from my emotions'

(Newser) - Talk about a nasty breakup: Polish authorities are investigating a dentist for allegedly pulling out all of her ex-boyfriend's teeth during a dental visit, the Daily Mail reports. Anna Mackowiak, 34, reportedly took revenge on 45-year-old Marek Olszewski by giving him anesthetic, plucking out his pearlies, and sending him... More »

Woman Calls Ex 65K Times

...in a single year

(Newser) - Fatal Attraction, much? A 42-year-old Dutch woman apparently had a very, very hard time letting go of her former boyfriend ... or his phone number. Prosecutors claim she called him 65,000 times in the last year, and are charging her with stalking. Spaced over 365 days, that's 178 calls... More »

Ex-Girlfriend Gets Revenge Via Google Search

She floods ex's image on web, with mocking messages

(Newser) - Unless this is an elaborate hoax, a tech-savvy girl has gotten a very new-fashioned sort of revenge on her old flame—via Google. She manipulated the search function so it coughs up repeated images of him when his name is typed in, each with a mocking (and sometimes pretty nasty)... More »

Man Jailed After Posting Nude Photo of Ex on Facebook

He gets 4 months for online revenge

(Newser) - New twist on an old tale: Boy meets girl, girl dumps boy, boy posts naked photo of girl on Facebook and goes to jail. A New Zealand judge sentenced 20-year-old Joshua Ashby to 4 months in prison for his "irresponsible drunken jealous rage," which included a texted threat... More »

Facebook to Quit Flashing Pictures of Your Ex

Facebook changes 'Photo Memories' algorithm after complaints

(Newser) - Facebook has heard your sad, lonely-hearted cries, and will from now on stop rubbing pictures of your ex in your face. In case you have been blessedly spared this phenomenon, some Facebook pages sport a “Photo Memories” box that shows you old photos from your friends—and which, until... More »

Man Holds Ex-Girlfriend's Facebook Account Hostage

He faces harassment charges after demanding ransom

(Newser) - It's a case of kidnapping by online proxy—a New York man demanded a ransom from his ex-girlfriend after hijacking her Facebook page and changing her sexual preference to gay. But he never got the cash: instead his girlfriend went to the police and had him charged with coercion and... More »

Look Up Exes on Facebook at Your Own Peril

He's probably gay, she probably hates you, and it could ruin your relationship

(Newser) - Back in the halcyon pre-Facebook days, Elizabeth Bernstein writes, you didn't just pick up the phone and ring up an old flame. “If you went looking for a former partner, you knew you were looking for trouble.” So why it should be any different on Facebook? A survey... More »

Broke Up Recently? Museum Wants the Remnants

Exhibit features everything from photos to prosthetics

(Newser) - Not sure what to do with all those old love letters from your ex? Burning them seems too risky; keeping them, too sentimental. Why not put them on permanent display? The Museum of Broken Relationships allows you to do just that, BlackBook reports. Started as an art project in Croatia,... More »

Attacker Wanted Breast Implants Back: Witness

Roommate of man charged with attempted murder outlines post-breakup attack

(Newser) - Testimony began this week in the trial of a California man who attacked his ex-girlfriend with a knife, allegedly with the intent to remove breast implants he’d paid for, the Victorville Daily Press reports. Thomas Lee Rowley is charged with attempted murder in the 2006 assault on his ex,... More »

'Charlotte' Says That's Not Her in Racy Tape

But gossip column thinks X-rated pics show Kristin Davis

(Newser) - That's not Charlotte, is it? A series of explicit video stills has surfaced on the Internet purporting to show Sex and the City actress Kristin Davis—who played goody two-shoes Charlotte—in some private poses with an old boyfriend. Davis adamantly denies it, but the New York Post's PageSix says... More »

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