Perth man’s spider fear triggers huge police response

Perth man’s spider fear triggers huge police response

Perth man’s spider fear triggers huge police response

A fear of spiders led to police rushing to a home, after neighbours heard a toddler crying inside a house and a man screaming "why don't you die".

They, however, arrived to find a red-faced man with a "serious fear" of spiders who apologised for causing the ruckus while he was "trying to kill the spider".

We don't blame the bloke for the reaction.

WA Police Force were alerted by an alarmed passerby who overheard a male voice yelling as a toddler screamed.

Wanneroo Police have since deleted the post, as it contained police communications, but confirmed to the Guardian that the freaky incident had occurred.

Emergency services in Western Australia responded immediately, after the caller said they could not hear the voice of a woman who they believed lived inside the house, during the commotion. Apologized for inconvenience to police.

Wanneroo Police spokesman Samuel Dinnison told the BBC, "It's just one of those jobs where you go expecting to see one thing and see another".

The log closed with an update on both the family and the eight-legged creature: "No injuries sighted (except to spider)".

Minutes later police were relieved to discover no one had been injured in the incident - except an unlucky home-invading spider.

"It's great that it's only an incident involving a spider".

The post from Wanneroo Police.

The species of spider involved was not revealed.

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