Fair or not?

Katherine - posted on 05/02/2012 ( 15 moms have responded )

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ALIQUIPPA, Pa. -- Police have charged a Pennsylvania man with hiding a remote listening device under his estranged wife's bed that he said he used to avoid overhearing her sex life in the house they still shared.

Raccoon Township police say 66-year-old Wayne Comet Cripe's wife contacted them after finding the transmitter under her bed last month. The Cripes are separated, but still share a home with separate bedrooms.

Police say Cripe was tired of overhearing the lovemaking and tried to use the device, which he said didn't work, to determine whether "the coast was clear" before returning home.

No attorney is listed for Cripe in court records.

Well I'm estranged from my husband and if he did that to me, oh boy! I think this man deserved something and should have been charged. It was none of his business at that point.

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Krista - posted on 05/02/2012

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They're both ridiculous, in my opinion. It was tacky of her to be bringing dates home to the house she shares with her ex. And it was tacky and immature of him to not talk to her about it and work out a mature solution to the problem.

Stifler's - posted on 05/03/2012

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He was "tired of hearing it" yet recorded it. Yep OK THEN. Sounds like a freak.

Dove - posted on 05/02/2012

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Hahaha! That's awesome.

Not that he did that, of course. That's incredibly scummy. Want to avoid hearing her sex life? Move out or get ear plugs. Problem solved.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/02/2012

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I love these stories...If you can't get along, why on earth are you still sharing the same house!

Still laughing on this one...I'm going to say that, with neither of them willing to give up the house, then both of them need to be accepting of the other's choice of bedmates...

MeMe, I am totally on board with your "way to go"...LMAO

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Isobel - posted on 05/03/2012

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Before a divorce is finalized both parties "own" an equal share of the marital home. If one party leaves the other to stay in the home for a specific amount of time, the person who stays wins the house on the grounds of "abandonment". Most lawyers will tell you that it is better LEGALLY to live in the marital home for as long as possible to be entitled to your share of the house. It IS hell on earth...and leads estranged couples to do some PRETTY crazy things.



My take on this is that he was convinced, whether realistically or not, that his wife was having sex with somebody under his own roof. Then he started to stalk her...it's amazing to me (having been in this particular situation) how many people assume he is telling the truth.

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honestly, i don't know how a man could possibly live with a woman who is in a relationship with another man unless he was gay (i know plenty who do that). the fact that they have been and are currently married is even crazier to me. but the situation with the listening device, i'm a bit torn on.

first of all, it IS illegal, i guess, and he probably should have said something about it if its sole purpose was truly to make sure she wasn't having sex with someone when he walked in. then again, he should be setting rules if he owns the house, as in she shouldn't be bringing her new boyfriend(s) over and having sex in her husband's house, estranged or not. if SHE owns the house, he shouldn't still be living there. if I personally was in this situation, my ass would be gone unless i owned the house, in which case i certainly would not be bringing my boyfriend(s) home when the man i was still legally married to still lived there as well. then again, the man i was still legally married to would probably get his ass kicked out if there was a legitimate reason we had become estranged (for ME he'd have to cheat on me). then again, i've always associated "estranged" with they live completely different lives now and don't have much contact. i'm probably wrong on that, but i know i certainly wouldn't want to live in the same house as a husband who was bringing home new women, and vise versa.

if my estranged husband was to use a listening device on me, i don't think i'd take him to court over it, that seems a little much. i would rather talk it over and stop bringing my boyfriends home. but then again, i wouldn't be living with the guy anyway, lol.

Audra - posted on 05/03/2012

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The real question is WHY are they bringing other lovers into a home they share with their estranged spouse?? If he was tired of overhearing the lovemaking...move out??

Isobel - posted on 05/03/2012

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oh and...my ex was positive that I was acting as a prostitute during our separation and I'm sure that the device "didn't work" because there was probably nothing to hear.

Isobel - posted on 05/03/2012

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She may never HAVE brought anybody home though. I shared a house with my ex for a long time before I finally gave up and moved out (the lawyers tell you that you have to), and this is something he TOTALLY would've done even though I never once brought anybody home.

I always visited Rupert in Toronto back then ;P

Louise - posted on 05/03/2012

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If the marriage had broken down to the point that they were leading separate lives and seeing other people then he had no rights to do this. This is stalking at the very least! What a weirdo!

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I'm with Krista, they both ought to grow up. If they cannot financially move out of the home they share they should talk about what to do about dates and new partners so neither is made to feel uncomfortable in their home. Without resorting to putting listening devices into each others rooms.

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 05/02/2012

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Yeah, it is none of his business. If he doesn't want to return home to find his estranged wife having sex, then he should be moving out! If he can't do that, well suck it up sunshine. You can't give it to her anymore, someone has to.

BTW- Way to go lady! If he is 66, then I can only assume she is close to that age. I only hope to be still screwing at that age. Hopefully, I am having more by then! hahahaaa

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