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article imageMan attacking spider mistaken for domestic violence incident

By Kurt Moore     Nov 29, 2015 in Odd News
Sydney - Police expected to find a man threatening to kill someone. Instead they witnessed a man's relentless pursuit of a spider.
Calls came into a Sydney, Australia police station on Saturday urging officers to respond. Callers told police that a man was threatening to kill someone.
Neighbors were sure they had heard a woman screaming as a man yelled, "I'm going to kill you." Media outlets reported that what officers found was a man chasing after a large spider.
The altercation between man and arachnid allegedly happened at Wollstonecraft on Sydney's North Shore. The Harbourside LAC Police Department reported on its Facebook page that the man hysterically yelled, "I'm going to kill you, you're dead! Die! Die!"
The call came in about 2 a.m. saying the man was also throwing furniture. Police questioned him when they arrived, asking where his wife was. When he said he didn't have one, they asked about his girlfriend. Again, he didn't have one. He said he lived alone.
"Come on mate, people clearly heard you yelling you were going to kill her and furniture getting thrown around the unit," the Facebook account of the incident reported an officer as saying.
"It was a spider, a really big one!" the man replied. As far as a woman's scream? That was his as he ran around the house spraying a can of insecticide.
Police checked the apartment just in case and found the spider but no woman. Police did not disclose the condition of the spider.
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