A scorned husband who erected an angry protest banner outside his house claimed today he took the drastic action after finding his wife had stripped the place of their ENTIRE belongings.
Robin Baker, 45, said he put up the homemade sign outside his house in Coalville, Leics., 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, who he has three grown-up children with.
He says their relationship came to a mutual end in April last year but was stunned when he returned home last week to find the semi-detached property empty – with even the curtains and curtain rails missing.
Robin claims even the PLANTS in the back garden of their £127,000 home had been uprooted and carted off by his soon-to-be ex-wife.
In a rage, Robin scrawled a 6ft (1.8m) x 4ft (1.2m) sign and hung it from the house, declaring: “Woman you stripped this house bare.
“I proved you a liar in court. Your (sic) getting f**k all.”
Robin 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.”
Robin is meeting Jeanette in court later this month to finalise the divorce and sort out their equity.
And he says 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.”