Man discovers wife cheating with close friend after 'leaving dashcam switched on'
You know what they say: if you're going to cheat on your partner, make sure their 'broken' dashcam isn't filming as you do it.
This is the very thing that caught out one woman in China when she was allegedly caught getting it on with her husband's friend.
According to the scorned husband, the device caught his wife, who is a secretary for a local discipline watchdog, canoodling with the man, who was the mayor of his town.
The husband released the scandalous footage, reportedly taken in August 2016, to Shang You News, which is affiliated to state-run Chongqing Daily News Group.
The edited clip, which is about a minute long, shows a man coming into a woman's home. According to the Daily Mail, the woman – known by Cui Hua, a pseudonym – can be heard asking "what are you doing" when he arrives, with the man telling her "I miss you" before the two embrace.
Soon enough, the pair are kissing and things go a step further when he unzips her dress, caresses her body and seemingly kisses her breasts.
Speaking to reporters, the husband, known as Mr Yang, claimed he was "devastated" after coming home to find the footage. He had allegedly mistakenly thought his dashcam was broken and left it at home switched on.
Mr Yang, who is from the city of Mudanjiang in north-eastern China, claimed he had been good friends with his wife's suspected lover, who is known as Mr Liu and was the mayor of the Wenchun Town in the city.
Mr Liu and Cui Hua had apparently grown close after he visited Mr Yang's home a number of times; sometime after, Cui Hua was appointed as the secretary for the local Discipline Inspection Commission and worked alongside Mr Liu.
Mr Yang added that he had suspicions that his wife had been enjoying a long-term affair with Mr Liu, but only managed to find evidence when he came across the surprise footage. They divorced in 2018, as a result of her behaviour, he claimed.
He reported the pair's alleged affair to the local authority several times using the footage, but had not received any reply so decided to go to the press.
However, Cui Hua strongly denies her former husband's claims of an affair, stating that she and Mr Liu were "ordinary colleagues" who were not having an ongoing relationship.
She told Shang You that Mr Liu was drunk in the video and they had "intimate behaviour" as a "one-off" event, adding that her ex-husband's claims were defamatory.
In addition, she disputes his story of 'accidentally filming the incident,' saying that he intentionally watched her and the video was shot by a secret monitor, not a dashcam.
A district government in Mudanjiang told the media that Mr Liu had retired from his mayor position without giving any comment on the footage.