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Divorce Settlement

Do photographs show a truck crashed into a mobile home by a disgruntled ex-spouse?

Published Jan 23, 2005

Claim:   Photographs show a truck crashed into a mobile home by a disgruntled ex-spouse.

Status:   Undetermined.

Example:   [Collected on the Internet, 2004]

As part of the divorce settlement, she got the trailer and the truck too.

He delivered the truck, as per the judge's order, yesterday.




Origins:   Plenty of people have come up with spiteful ways of reducing the value of property they've been required to hand over by divorce settlements, including damaging or destroying said property, but that probably isn't the case here. Although the photographs of a Dodge truck crashed into a mobile home displayed above appear real enough, it's likely they depict a basic "automobile vs. stationary object" type of accident (the tow chains visible in the exterior views might indicate that the truck was being used to tow or pull something heavy, and the chains suddenly came loose, sending the truck accelerating into the house) rather than a deliberate attempt to destroy the home or the vehicle and someone else added a humorous caption about divorce to them. Still, since we don't yet know anything definite about the origins of these photos, we can't rule anything out at this point.

Last updated:   19 October 2004


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