Everyone knows that Carrie Underwood‘s “Before He Cheats” is the ultimate revenge song. Underwood takes on the role of a scorned lover who has been cheated on and is out for revenge. She ends up destroying her former flame’s treasured vehicle, saying that she “saved a little trouble for the next girl.”
“Before He Cheats” is one of those guilty pleasure songs that country fans love to crank up and sing at the top of their lungs. Although we like how powerful we feel when we sing about carving our names into leather seats and taking a Louisville slugger to a pair of headlights, we’ve never carried out the actions Underwood describes in her song. But someone in Ontario, Canada did just that.
In a bizarre case that occurred in the town of St. Mary’s, a sign with the lyrics to “Before He Cheats” appeared on the windshield of a destroyed pickup truck. A local took a photo of the truck and shared it on Facebook, writing “Welcome to St. Marys – a town with three stop lights, where Carrie Underwood lyrics come to life quite literally.”
And from the photo she shared, that seems to be exactly the case. The windshield is smashed in several places, and according to a report by The London Free Press, all four tires were punctured as well.
Although the picture makes it look like Underwood’s revenge song has come to life in the real world, the story isn’t as cut and dry as you’d think. See, it turns out that it may not have been a scorned woman who caused the damage to the pickup.
The London Free Press reports that a 43-year-old man has been arrested and charged with two counts of damage in relation to the destroyed pickup. The man was released on a promise to appear and he is scheduled to appear in court on October 11.
But what makes this story even more strange is the fact that the destroyed pickup sat there for a day before the sign with the “Before He Cheats” lyrics appeared on the windshield. Multiple people in the comments section of the photo shared on Facebook mentioned that they had seen the pickup and noticed the damage, but didn’t see the sign until the next day.
It raises the question as to who placed the sign there. Was it someone who saw the truck and thought of Underwood’s song, so they thought it would be funny to put the sign on it? Someone else in the comments pointed out that perhaps the man charged with the damage was a father/brother to a woman who had been wronged by her lover.
Who could have imagined that the story of “Before He Cheats” would actually occur in real life, and in such a mysterious way? Who do you think placed the sign on the truck? Let us know your thoughts about this whole ordeal!