‘Why don’t you die’: Cops called to screaming man’s house. But he was just trying to kill a spider

A man in Perth, Australia, is apologizing to cops and neighbours after a full police response was triggered by his yelling “why don’t you die” at a spider in his home.

A concerned passerby called the police after they heard the screaming, coupled with a toddler’s cries. It took less than 20 minutes for police to arrive on scene and figure out the father is just very afraid of spiders.

According to the police log, the caller didn’t know the family but said they had seen them walking around a few times.

“The toddler inside was screaming,” the caller said.

The log said “police spoke with all parties who advised that husband had only been trying to kill a spider (has serious fear of spiders). Apologized for inconvenience to police. No injuries sighted (except to spider). No further police involvement required.”

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