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10,000% Tip May Not Have Been as Kind as Waitress Thought

Cops say it was an act of revenge on woman's boyfriend

(Newser) - A woman dined at a Florida restaurant last week, leaving a 10,000% tip on a $55.37 breakfast bill. But what her waitress interpreted as a kind gesture after the death of her dog, per WFTS , was actually far from it. USA Today reports that Serina Wolfe and boyfriend... More »

Cop's Alleged 'Revenge' Plot to Win Back Ex Backfires: Police

David Scott Burroughs is accused of planting heroin, meth in love rival's car

(Newser) - When a law enforcement officer buys drugs, it's typically in a sting operation. North Carolina's David Scott Burroughs allegedly had another motive—and it had nothing to do with getting high. The former Anson County sheriff's deputy is accused of planting heroin and meth in the vehicle... More »

When Night Fell, the Chickens Killed the Fox

Fox intruder did away with chickens last time

(Newser) - Not quite the easy meal the fox may have expected when it entered a bustling chicken coop at an agricultural school in northwest France. The automatic hatch door closed behind the juvenile fox, trapping him in a coop holding 3,000 hens, reports the BBC . The birds confronted the intruder,... More »

A Snake Needs a Name: Your Ex's

Aussie zoo contest lets you explain why its resident reptile deserves your ex's moniker

(Newser) - The brown snake of Australia is among the most poisonous in the world, which is apparently why a zoo Down Under has decided to let you name one of them after your ex. That is, if you win Wild Life Sydney's Valentine's Day contest, which is giving competitors... More »

Unpaid Worker Wreaks Revenge on Newly Built Hotel

Man who smashed into UK Travelodge with backhoe was allegedly owed $775 in wages

(Newser) - The finishing touches were just being put on the new Travelodge hotel in Liverpool when "some idiot in a mini digger decided to drive through the middle of the building." That's the gist of a story out of the UK, where police are now on the hunt... More »

Critics on Netflix's 'Revenge Comedy': Shut It Down

Some say 'Insatiable,' about a once-overweight teen, engages in 'body shaming'

(Newser) - The trailer for a new Netflix show dropped last week, but instead of generating excitement, it has spurred a petition calling for the show's cancellation. More than 113,000 people have signed the Change.org appeal to nix Insatiable, starring Disney Channel darling Debby Ryan as a once-obese teen,... More »

Cops: Son-in-Law Reveals Their Affair, Mom Goes After Him

Kathleen Davis, 58, says his confession ruined her relationship with daughter

(Newser) - A Florida mom allegedly tried to run down her daughter's husband with her Mercedes after he exposed their affair. The Palm Beach Post reports that Kathleen Regina Davis, 58, told cops she wanted her son-in-law dead after he wrecked her relationship with her daughter by copping to the affair.... More »

Hillary Clinton: Putin Was Getting Revenge on Me

She says grudge after she criticized Russia's 2011 elections led to hacking

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton spoke at a "thank you" party for donors Thursday night in New York—complete with attendees who cried as she spoke, per ABC News —and she says two "unprecedented" events led to her stunning defeat in the election, the New York Times reports. Clinton first... More »

Man Gets 40 Years for Killing Daughter's Molester

'My father was protecting me, like a father should do'

(Newser) - "He is an amazing father—actually the best," says Julia Maynor of the man just sentenced to 40 years in prison for the murder of her abuser. For years as a child, Maynor, now a 24-year-old mother of three, was sexually abused by Raymond Earl Brooks, her adopted... More »

Man's Revenge Site So Extreme Ex Wants to 'Disappear'

Patrick Fox said he hopes to harass Desiree Capuano into committing suicide

(Newser) - A man who created a revenge website to "destroy" his ex-wife is now in custody and facing charges of criminal harassment. His ex says her only hope is that he'll be held long enough to give her time to change her identity and "disappear" before he is... More »

Man Claims He Was Omar Mateen's Lover

He says motive was revenge on gay Puerto Ricans

(Newser) - The mystery that was Omar Mateen is still unraveling more than 10 days after the Orlando nightclub massacre. In a Univision interview that aired Tuesday night, a man who gave his name as Miguel came forward claiming to be Mateen's lover, CBS News reports. He said he met Mateen... More »

Sweetshop Owner Allegedly Kills Dozens With Poisoned Treats

Authorities say he wanted revenge on his brother

(Newser) - Authorities say the co-owner of a sweetshop in Pakistan confessed to killing dozens of people with pesticide-laced treats in an effort to teach his older brother a lesson, AFP reports. According to the BBC , 18-year-old Khalid Mahmood owns the sweetshop with his older brother Tariq, who he says "beat... More »

Anonymous Vows Revenge on ISIS

"War is declared. Get prepared" is the message in YouTube video

(Newser) - Online vigilantes Anonymous wasted little time in handing ISIS a message Saturday via a YouTube video , a response to Friday's Paris terror attacks , reports Time . A man in the group's trademark Guy Fawkes mask spoke in French and noted: "Expect massive cyber attacks. War is declared. Get... More »

Wisconsin Hunter Shoots Deer, She Strikes Back

72-year-old bow hunter wounded a doe and she struck his leg with her head

(Newser) - Sometimes the hunter becomes the hunted, as a 72-year-old bow hunter in Wisconsin recently found out when the doe he struck with his arrow apparently had enough. After the man injured her and attempted to track her, she turned on him. "Apparently the man was going through some thick... More »

Indian Teen Raped as Penalty for Brother's Actions

Village council ordered revenge rape in Jharkhand state: police

(Newser) - A girl has been raped in northern India after a village council ordered the crime as payback for her brother's actions, according to police and her family. The Wall Street Journal reports the teen's brother stands accused of trying to sexually assault the wife of Birju Pasi, with... More »

FBI: 'Revenge Porn' Boss Used Hacker to Get Pics

Hunter Moore, accomplice arrested for conspiracy, hacking, identity theft

(Newser) - The man behind a "revenge porn" site—which encouraged people to post naked photos of their exes to get back at them—allegedly obtained his nude content a second way: via a hacker who grabbed photos from personal email accounts. FBI agents yesterday arrested Hunter Moore , who ran the... More »

Feds Probe Founder of 'Revenge Porn' Website

Hunter Moore boasted he 'ruined lives'

(Newser) - Federal officials are investigating the founder of a "revenge porn" website on which spurned spouses and lovers posted naked photos of former partners, according to ABC News . Hunter Moore, 26, admitted to Nightline that he started the site, called IsAnyoneUp.com, which he designed as a place for "... More »

Face It: We Need Revenge

Justice is just a fancy word for vengeance, argues Thane Rosenbaum

(Newser) - Norway doesn’t have the death penalty, and that means it’s “legally and morally” unprepared to deal with the likes of Anders Breivik, the man allegedly responsible for the Oslo massacre, argues legal scholar Thane Rosenbaum in the New York Times . Americans, meanwhile, are outraged over the acquittal... More »

Ex-Gadhafi Interrogators Turning Up Dead in Benghazi

Some suspect death squads out for revenge

(Newser) - People once connected to Moammar Gadhafi’s oppressive regime have been turning up dead in Benghazi, giving a jittery city a new case of nerves at the thought of death squads out for revenge, the New York Times reports. Three weeks ago, for example, a man was found lying in... 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 »

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