Australian police responded to what they believed was a domestic violence incident only to find the commotion was caused by a man trying to kill a “big” spider.
Police responded to numerous calls from neighbors that reported hearing a woman “screaming hysterically” and a man threatening her.
When police arrived at the home in Sydney around 2 a.m., the man was “out of breath and rather flushed,” according to an account of the incident posted on the Harbourside Local police force Facebook page on Nov. 21.
Police: “Come on mate people clearly heard you yelling you were going to kill her and furniture getting thrown around the unit.”
Man: “It was a spider.”
Man: “It was a spider, a really big one!!
Police :”What about the women screaming?”
Man: “Yeah sorry that was me, I really really hate spiders.”
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