Man hung angry message to his ex outside home in Coalville, Leicestershire
Lorry driver Robin Baker, 45, is in the process of divorcing his wife
A scorned husband who hung an angry message to his ex outside his house claims he took the drastic action after finding his estranged wife had stripped the property of all their belongings.
Robin Baker, 45, said he put up the homemade sign outside his house in Coalville, Leicestershire, to inspire men not to let their ex walk all over them.
The truck driver is in the process of divorcing his wife of 22 years, Jeanette Baker, 47, with whom he has three grown up children.
Acrimonious: Lorry driver Robin Baker, 45, has publicly vented his feelings towards his estranged wife on a homemade sign on the front of his house
A man scorned: The angry message was painted in bold black letters and hung up outside a house near Coalville, in Leicestershire
He said the pair mutually agreed to end their relationship in April last year, but claims he returned home last week to find the semi-detached property empty – with even the curtains and curtain rails missing.
Robin said even the plants in the back garden of their £127,000 home had been uprooted and removed by his soon-to-be ex-wife.
In a rage, Robin scrawled a 6ft by 4ft sign and hung it from the house, declaring: ‘Woman you stripped this house bare.’ Mr Baker even suggested he had proved his wife a liar in the courtroom, adding: ‘I proved you a liar in court. Your (sic) getting f*** all’.
Mr Baker said: ‘I came home after one row and the house was stripped bare. Her and her family had taken literally everything, they hadn’t even left me a teaspoon.
‘The curtains were gone, the curtain rails were gone, even the plants from the garden had gone.
‘I rang the police but there’s nothing they could do because it was domestic.I thought I would put this sign up to show her that she wasn’t getting anything.
‘I did it to get the message out that she won’t walk all over me.’
The former couple will meet in court later this month to finalise the divorce and sort out their equity.
‘Bare’: Mr Baker claims his estranged wife took all their belongings from the former marital home
Mr Baker said that ever since he put the banner outside his upstairs front window, strangers have been queuing up to congratulate him. He added: ‘It’s our house but I paid the mortgage and paid everything.I wanted to prove to other blokes that they don’t have to let their ex walk all over them.
‘It’s had a great reaction. Strangers stop to take pictures and beep their horns. I get it all day. One bloke even knocked the door and said he just wanted to shake my hand and say he had been through a similar thing and thought it was great.
‘She wants half of the house but I’d sooner get it repossessed than her have some of it. The sign is to support every bloke in this country whose ex has tried to walk all over them.’
‘Rage’: The lorry driver claims he returned to the house in Leicestershire last week to find it empty
Mrs Baker has not yet been reached for comment on her estranged husband’s claims.
One neighbour on Bardon Road told MailOnline: ‘It’s one way of putting his point across I suppose. I think he’s a little bit upset.’
The woman said the sign had been hanging outside the house for several days.
‘I’ve never seen anything like it before. I think he wants to get his message across in a big way. It is quite eye-catching.’
Bitter: The man behind the homemade sign said he had done it to inspire other men going through acrimonious divorces
‘Eye-catching’: Neighbours in Bardon Road said the sign had been hanging outside the house for over a fortnight
SOURCE: Daily Mail