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Police Surround Man's House, Turns Out He Was Yelling At A Spider

January 2, 2019

According to reports, a man called the police after he heard a man screaming “why don’t you just die,” along with a frightened toddler screaming as well.  Police in Western Australia have confirmed they sent multiple officers to an emergency call that turned out to be a screaming man with a “serious fear” of spiders. A concerned passerby was walking outside a house in suburban Perth when they heard a toddler screaming and a man repeatedly shouting “Why don’t you die?” After they called triple zero, officers arrived to find a man “trying to kill a spider”, who apologised for having an extreme fear of the arachnid.

Thankfully someone screenshot the photo the Wanneroo police posted on their Twitter account.

“Caller walked past the AA and heard a male screaming out ‘Why don’t you die’ – repeatedly,” the log read. “The toddler inside was screaming … caller doesn’t know them, but has seen them a few times when walking”. Twenty minutes later, officers on the scene provided an update. “Police spoke with all parties who advised that husband had only been trying to kill a spider (has serious fear of spiders). Apologised for inconvenience to police. “No injuries sighted (except to spider). No further police involvement required”.