Wrong Father's Day card leads girlfriend to smash boyfriend's TV

Wife smashes her boyfriend’s TV and laptop in a jealous rage after Funky Pigeon sent him the wrong Father’s Day card – leading her to think he had a love child with another woman

  • Darren Wilson, 52, from Bexleyheath, London, received wrong Father’s Day card
  • Girlfriend Kerry, 44, smashed his TV, laptop and phone after she saw greeting 
  • They said the card was addressed to ‘Pops’ which is Darren’s family nickname 
  • ‘Embarrassed’ Kerry had ‘trust issues’ because Darren had cheated in past

A woman flew into a jealous rage after Funky Pigeon accidentally sent her boyfriend the wrong Father’s Day card – leading her to think he had fathered a love child with another woman. 

Father-of-six Darren Wilson, 52, from Bexleyheath, London, was due to receive a card in the post from daughter Darcy, 22, ahead of this weekend’s celebration. 

But a production error caused the card company to put the wrong card in the envelope addressed to Mr Wilson, and instead a card arrived to the house addressed to ‘Pops’ and ‘signed’ from a one-year-old baby. 

Partner Kerry, 44, opened the card addressed to Darren while he was at work and instantly thought her boyfriend had cheated and had fathered a secret baby. 

In a fit of rage, she smashed his TV, laptop and personal phone before he could make it home. 

Darren Wilson, 52, from Bexleyheath, London, revealed his girlfriend Kerry, 44, pictured left, smashed his phone, laptop and TV after he received the wrong Father’s Day card congratulating him on becoming a dad

The card, pictured, referred to Darren as ‘Pops’ the nickname his actual children give him. This convinced Kerry that the card was indeed meant for Darren, and that he had cheated on her 

The couple were able to see the funny side of Kerry’s over the top reaction. Pictured: Kerry threatening Darren’s laptop as he showcases the card he’s received by mistake 

The £2.29 card read: ‘To the best pops! Happy 1st father’s day of being my pops and many more to come! The moment I set eyes on you I knew I had the best pops there could ever be! I hope you have the best day ever!

‘I really love having cuddle with you, you make me feel so loved! Lots of kisses and cuddles. All my love Summer-Rae xxxxxxxx.’

Operations manager Darren said: ‘It arrived Monday morning addressed to me.

‘I was at work when my partner opened it. She is a bit paranoid as 15 years ago, I was a bit of a naughty boy. But I’ve changed now.

‘And there it was. A card with a little boy or a little girl on it, no older than six months with ‘Pops’ written on it… 

Pictured: the card, which features a newborn’s face and is signed ‘Summer- Rae’ was meant for another father but landed in Darren’s mailbox


Kerry, left, said her ‘trust issues’ led her to react in this way because Darren and she both cheated in the past

‘If it were a generic Father’s Day card it wouldn’t be so bad but my kid call me Pops. It didn’t have Mark, Paul or John written on it but the nickname all my kids call me!

‘Needless to say she had gone absolutely ballistic. Of course it’s not her fault she’s suspicious because I was a naughty boy 15 years ago.

‘To be honest it’s quite a sweet card but this has just started paranoia all over again. It’s a simple process. It’s not rocket science. I’ve heard of Moonpig but Funky Pigeon means nothing to me.

‘To them it’s a simple mistake but to me it’s life threatening. Because they haven’t done their job right it’s causing me grief.

Funky pigeon have offered to send the card Darren was meant to receive from his daughter for free, but the father-of-six, pictured, wasn’t satisfied 

‘They said they’ll send me the card my daughter was originally going to send for free but what is that in a way of an apology?

‘I’ve lost my laptop, TV and personal phone because they’ve sent the card out to Joe Bloggs. They need to be taken to task on this.

‘It’s probably breaching data protection with sending out people’s personal pictures to the wrong addresses.’

Kerry said: ‘I’m a bit embarrassed now if I’m honest. As soon as I saw the word “Pops” on it I thought it was definitely for him.

‘Our kids call him that and Darren calls his dad that too. The way I saw it it was just too much of a coincidence for it not to be.

‘I was just full of anger and tears. There was a mix of everything going on. I have trust issues anyway as there’s been cheating on both sides.

‘I just thought “Oh God not again” and what with it being a young baby it must have happened recently.

‘I’m a recovering alcoholic and I’m burying my brother on Friday so my head has been all over the place.

‘I’m firey anyway. I was just chucking anything I could find. I went to get his phone to check messages but it was locked with a password so I ended up smashing it.

‘I was calling his work phone but couldn’t get through. I was even tempted to go down to the office to confront him but my friend talked me out of it.

Pictured: Kerry and Darren said they had ‘made up’ after the card mishap. Kerry, pictured, who was going through a rough personal time, said she was embarrassed at her reaction 

‘None of this is an excuse anyway. It wasn’t until I saw the email from Funky Pigeon that I realised it was a genuine mistake.

‘It was a massive misunderstanding and I’m embarrassed about how I acted. We’ve made up now.’

A spokesman for Funky Pigeon said: ‘We really appreciate how important Father’s Day is for our customers and we do our very best to make things right for our customers.

‘We would like to sincerely apologise for this error; it resulted from a human mistake which was immediately rectified.

‘We have contacted our customer to apologise for the inconvenience this has caused and have reissued the card correctly along with a full refund and will also offer a gift from our popular gift selection range.’

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