A woman has claimed that she discovered a terrifying note in her ex-boyfriend’s toolbox detailing his chilling plans after their breakup.
The Southern California woman turned to Reddit to share what his abusive partner has been planning after finding a Post-it that said “vacation plans” above a sketch of a coffin with dimensions that apparently matched her.
He also had added a smiley face on the note and the words “coffin box”.
The woman explained that her ex-partner had left his toolbox behind after moving out, and discovered the note after giving the tools to a friend.
Captioning her post, she said:
“I left my abusive partner and found this post-it note in his toolbox that details his plans for a coffin that he labels ‘vacation plans’.
“It matches my measurements.”
A flood of comments to the post urged the woman to report her ex-boyfriend to the police, arguing that the note appeared threatening.
One person wrote: “I would request a restraining order and report it to the police. He may be full of s*** or not. That’s a threat and was left to you to find.”
Another said: “While it probably isn’t for you, as others have pointed out, I’d stick with this in case your ex becomes more aggressive and poses a threat. It would be hard to defend a rough sketch of a coffin labeled “vacation plans.” Also probably suggest that he see a specialist if you could. It could be his coffin instead.”
One person suggested that at least the man’s plans were still in the preliminary phase: “The good news is this design plan is complete nonsense, and judging by the drawing and measurements, I’d say the guy couldn’t build a birdhouse, let alone a coffin. What would be really terrifying is if the guy enrolled in a carpentry course.”
However, some people feared that the woman would not receive help from the cops.
“Nothing would happen. I’ve been abused by an ex, and even had I gone to someone, the only proof I have of his violence is a patched hole in the wall at my home, but even still, he just punched a wall in rage; it’s my word against his. Never had any marks or anything, so what would they do here? It’s a drawing. Frankly, I could see the guy accusing them of making it and fabricating it. That would work surprisingly well.”
The woman did not update the post on whether she reported her ex and the note to law enforcement.