Middle of the night. Hysterical screaming. Death threats. Lots of thumping and banging. Sounds of furniture being flung about. Yeah, I’d probably call the police too, just like this Australian fellow’s neighbours did. And were I those police, I’d probably send a few extra cars just to be safe, much like happened on this night. Hell, there could be a murderer in there. You can never be too careful at times like this. … Or maybe it’s just some dude freaking out as he chases a spider around his apartment.
“Where’s your wife?” an officer asked.
“I don’t have one,” the man replied.
“Where’s your girlfriend?” he pressed.
“I don’t have one,” he said.
Police told the man neighbours had heard the screams, the threats to kill, the dull thud of flung furniture. “Come on mate, what have you done to her?” the officer asked.
“It was a spider,” the man replied sheepishly. “A really big one.”
“What about the woman screaming?”
“Yeah sorry, that was me,” he said. “I really, really hate spiders.”
The commotion was down to the man frantically chasing the spider around his apartment with a can of insect spray, police said.
They inspected the unit just to be sure, finding nobody injured. “Other than the spider,” officers added.
The man wasn’t charged with a crime, which is a little surprising. Do they not have disturbing the peace on the books in Sydney?