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Australian man screaming at spider ‘why don’t you die?’ triggers full police response

Yahoo News

Police in Australia responded to reports of a man screaming “why don’t you die?” by dispatching multiple units to a home in Perth.

But officers were soon told to stand down when they found a man who “had only been trying to kill a spider”, according to the police log published online.  

The alarm was raised when a passer-by heard a screaming child and a man repeatedly shouting.

In a tweet on Wednesday morning Wanneroo police shared their account of the unusual incident.

It cited the man’s “serious fear” of spiders, and added that there had been no injuries at the scene apart from those sustained by the spider.

The now-deleted tweet by Wanneroo police
The now-deleted tweet by Wanneroo police

The tweet read: “Multiple police units responded lights and sirens to the incident this morning. Never a dull moment for the Police!”

A police spokesman, Samuel Dinnison, said: “It’s just one of those jobs where you go expecting to see one thing and see another.”

He confirmed the tweet was later deleted from Twitter because it pictured internal police communication systems and because “there were just some typos in it, things like that”.

The man was reported to have apologised “for the inconvenience” he had caused.

A similar incident occurred in 2015 , when police in Sydney found a man screaming “I’m going to kill you, you’re dead” at a spider in his home.


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2 Responses to Australian man screaming at spider ‘why don’t you die?’ triggers full police response

  1. mary in TX says:

    Beware of the ‘do-gooders’ and the ‘experts’

  2. Katie says:

    A neighbor called cops most assuredly.

    New Year’s Eve some neighbors were violently arguing, could hear them through the trees. Heard a thump or two as well. We just quietly kept an ear on the situation in case it escalated to something more than loud, angry expletives, never did we consider calling cops. Worst thing someone can do all the while they think they are helping. Nope!

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