WEST OXFORDSHIRE - The feeling of betrayal and the need to get even are inevitable for people who had been cheated on by their partners.
One woman in West Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, however, took this idea too far when she exacted revenge by killing her ex-boyfriend's pet tropical fish.
Serena Reynoldson, 35, was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to protected animals, and was slapped with an 18-week suspended prison sentence by Oxford's Magistrates' Court yesterday, Aug. 4, as reported by The Oxford Times on the same day. The mother of five children was also tasked to pay £415 (S$750) in court costs.
Aside from her sentence and the legal costs she has to pay, she is also banned from keeping fish for life.
Apparently, Reynoldson's thirst for revenge stemmed from the abandonment of ex-boyfriend John Fitzpatrick, with whom she has four children, the report said.
After being accused of having an affair, Fitzpatrick moved out, leaving Reynoldson to take care of their children, as well as Fitzpatrick's pet cat, snake and tropical fish.
Reynoldson poured bottles of thick bleach on the fish tank owned by Fitzpatrick on Jan. 9. She filmed herself and sent the video to her ex-boyfriend via WhatsApp.