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On a Sunday around 2am in Sydney, Australia, police were dispatched to an apartment investigation due to multiple neighbor’s concern of a man allegedly threatening a woman. The neighbors described that the woman was screaming hysterically as the man was yelling “I’m going to kill you!” They also described the sound of furniture being thrown.

As the officers approached the scene, they saw the man “flushed and out of breath” as the man explained that the threats were towards a spider and the hysterically screaming woman happened to be him and his extreme arachnophobia. He explained that the commotion had been him desperately chasing and trying to kill the spider with bug spray.

The local command’s Facebook page documented the following: 

[Officer] “Where’s your wife?”

[Suspect] “I don’t have one.”

[Officer] “Where’s your girlfriend?”

[Suspect] “I don’t have one.”

[Officer] “We had a report of domestic violence and a woman screaming, come on mate where is she?”

[Suspect] “I don’t know what your talking about. I live alone.” 

The police then informed the interrogated man that the neighbors heard what sounded like domestic violence in their nearby apartment. The suspect then explained that “It was a spider, a really big one.”

[Officer] “What about the woman screaming?”

[Suspect] “Yeah sorry that was me, I really, really hate spiders.”

After a police inspection they found that the man was in fact alone at his apartment as he was the cause of the “hysterically womanly screams” and that the alleged death threats were  directed to a spider. The police concluded that no one was injured during the process and the only victim of the crime was the spider. The police then filled the report as the man will not face charges for murdering the spider.

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    MeOct 20, 2023 at 7:49 am

    lol nice