An English woman who hired a detective called “Miss Honeytrap” (yes, really) to try to seduce her boyfriend found that the private eye was a little bit too good at her job.
She later caught the pair out on a date.
“I set you up to test my boyfriend and you stole him from me?” Samantha Phipps asked.
Samantha was hoping that her run of bad luck with men had finally come to an end when she met Jack. Little did she know it was just beginning.
She thought Jack might be cheating on her, so she hired Jane Gill, A.K.A. Miss Honeytrap, to try and catch him in the act.
“She would chat him up, invite him to buy her a drink and even take things as far as kissing him,” Samantha said.
“Then she’d arrange to meet him again at a hotel – that was her job done. I could then turn up and confront him.”
Samantha forked over the cash last November.
“I emailed her a photo of Jack and arranged for her to see him in a local pub he went to on a Thursday night with a couple of pals he played five-a-side football with.
“I had to get rid of the doubt. He came back home close to midnight, made himself a cup of tea and a sandwich and came and joined me on the sofa and we watched a bit of TV.”
The next day Samantha phoned Miss Honeytrap to find out what had happened.
“She was quiet at first and then explained she had a moment alone with him and told him he was good looking.
“He bought her a drink and half an hour later they went outside and kissed. They even arranged to meet again on the Tuesday night.
“She gave me all the details of where they’d be meeting, the hotel and what time and asked if I wanted to go.
“I was heartbroken. He’d fallen for her so easily, but of course I said ‘yes.’
“Jack went out at midday on the Saturday before they met and said he was going into town to get some things he needed. I spent the whole day depressed, wanting to find a solution.
“I didn’t want to believe it but this woman specialized in this sort of thing and he’d fallen for it hook, line, and sinker.”
Things were about to go from bad to worse.
“He didn’t come home that day,” says Samantha.
“I kept ringing him but he simply didn’t show. The next day he still didn’t turn up. I was constantly phoning his mobile but there was no answer.
“By Monday, I was worried. He wasn’t at work when I rang. The receptionist told me he’d booked the week off at short notice.
“What was going on? I sent him a text begging him to reply. The message I got back was brutal and to the point: ‘I’ve gone and I’m not coming back.’ I burst into tears, worried he’d found out about my trap.
“On the Tuesday, I still expected him to keep the date at the hotel. I turned up because I wanted to see him, I wanted to know why he was behaving like he was, but he wasn’t there.
“I waited for over an hour but there was no sign of him. I phoned the honeytrap: ‘He’s not turned up. I haven’t seen him since Saturday morning. Did it look like he suspected anything on Thursday?’
“She said no, but told me at least I knew now he wasn’t faithful.”
Samantha spent the rest of the week sobbing and down in the dumps. She arranged to go out that Friday night to drown her sorrows.
“We ended up in a wine bar at midnight. As I took a sip of my gin and tonic I saw Jack from across the room. He was with another woman.”
Samantha couldn’t believe what she was seeing.
“He was sat there with the honeytrap who I recognized from a photo on the website,” she says. “I asked what the hell she was doing and looking really nervous she said sorry, that it had just happened.
“I had to get this straight: ‘So you’re telling me I set you up to test my boyfriend and you stole him from me?’
“She looked down at her drink and admitted they were seeing each other. Jack didn’t seem bothered at all. He just sat with a hint of a smug smile on his face.
“I completely lost it. I flung my drink over her and she started crying. I stood there looking at them both, her with gin and tonic dripping down her face, him just gawping at me. I shouted at her that I wanted my money back and she cried that I’d get it back as my friends led me away.
“In all my years of dating men I don’t think I’ll ever beat this story.”
Jack and Jane are still together and Samantha hasn’t seen him since.
Jane, 26 (pictured below), who has now given up her part-time job as a honeytrap, adds: “I did it as a way of earning a bit of extra cash. I had about half a dozen bookings in two years so it’s not been a massive success.
“The idea was to test men out, not steal them. I wouldn’t say I stole Jack. Their relationship was doomed the moment she booked me because once the trust goes in a relationship that’s it.
“I don’t make a habit of this. I’m glad Jack came along. We’re well suited.”
[Source: The Mirror]