Cheated women take revenge by smashing partners’ cars

Updated: Apr 28, 2010, 12:12 PM IST

New York: Women are more likely than men to seek revenge if they found out their partner was cheating on them, with 10 percent of angered females targeting their man’s motor, a poll has found.

The poll of 3,000 people by the Autoglass company found that three in every five people would seek revenge if their partners cheated on them.

Of those who decide to get even, 22- to 25-year-olds are the most likely to smash a car windshield, reports The New York Daily News.

"Our research clearly shows that in the UK most people won’t turn the other cheek when it comes to infidelity," Autoglass managing director Nigel Doggett said, according to the Independent. "And as the car seems to be one of the prime targets for getting even, this poll should serve as a warning to anyone thinking of straying."

Social worker Irina Firstein said: "When a spouse has an affair, it is a rejection and a betrayal of the promise or agreement that it implicit in a marriage or a committed relationship. We have notions about what is fair and not fair, and this is not fair in our minds. The impulse for revenge often translates into an action, which of course means hurting the other person."

And as to why trash the cheater’s car, Firstein said: "It’s like kicking a guy in his privates.”