Cops rush to screams of spider-chasing man

Updated: 01 December, 2015 09:52 IST | Agencies |

Sydney Police respond to reports of man shouting threats and furniture being thrown — only to find him scared of spiders

Sydney: An Australian man freaked out so much about a spider in his house that his concerned and scared neighbours alerted the cops as they thought he was murdering a woman.

The man was heard bellowing, “I’m going to kill you”. Illustration/ thinkstock
The man was heard bellowing, “I’m going to kill you”. Illustration/thinkstock

The residents of Wollstonecraft locality in Sydney called the police at 2 am on Saturday after they heard screams and noises of furniture being thrown and a man shouting loudly. The man was heard bellowing, "I’m going to kill you, you’re dead! Die! Die!" Neighbours feared that he was attacking and trying to kill a woman — possibly his girlfriend or wife.

After the call, several patrol cars reached the area, where the cops found a visibly-disturbed man, who was angry at an arachnid that had entered his property.

A report by the New South Wales Police Force Harbourside Local Area Command said officers asked him where his wife or girlfriend was, but he said he didn’t have one and that he lived alone.

When the police asked him about the noises, he answered sheepishly, admitting he’d been chasing a spider. "It was a spider, a really big one!" he said. The officer, then, asked him about a woman’s wail. "Yeah sorry, that was me, I really really hate spiders," he replied. "After a very long pause, some laughter and a quick look in the unit to make sure there was no injured party we left," the report quotes the police as saying.

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Did you know?

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First Published: 01 December, 2015 07:52 IST

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