'I'm going to kill you!': Australian homeowner heard screaming at spider prompts police response

Neighbors heard death treats, screaming woman

DENVER - Police in Australia got a good laugh after finding out that a homeowner's alleged murderous threats against a woman, were actually threats directed at a spider.

“Come on mate, what have you done to her?,” asked Australian police who were questioning an "out of breath and rather flushed" man following several calls of domestic abuse in a small suburb outside of Sydney.

The calls from concerned neighbors came after they heard a woman scream hysterically and the man yell, "I'm going to kill you! Die, die!"

Sounds of furniture being tossed around the unit were also heard by neighbors. 

After several units arrived at the scene and banged on the door, officers with the Harbourside Local Area Command said the following conversation took place: 

“Where’s your wife?,” asked a police officer. 

“Umm, I don’t have one,” the man said. 

“Where's your girlfriend?,” the officer went on.

“Umm, I don’t have one,” the man replied. 

Somewhat frustrated, the officer says, “we had a report of a domestic and a women screaming, where is she?!”

“I don’t know what you’re talking about, I live alone!," the man retorted.

The officer then said neighbors heard death threats, a woman yelling and furniture being thrown around the apartment. 

"It was a spider,” the man told the officer. “A really big one!"

”What about the woman screaming?," the officer, still in disbelief, asked the man. 

“Yeah sorry that was me, I really really hate spiders,” the man was recorded telling police. 

On their Facebook Page, the Harbourside Local Area command said the guy was apparently chasing a large spider with bug spray.

After searching the apartment and not finding anyone hurt (except for the spider), officers left the apartment complex and posted the transcript the following morning. 


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