Police investigated a man trying to kill a spider

Police were called after a man screamed with terror at a spider he was trying to kill.

Police investigated a man trying to kill a spider

An man's vocal attempt to kill a spider urged a neighbour to call the police.

According to The Guardian Australia, an unnamed resident in Perth had reportedly heard a screaming toddler and a man repeatedly shouting "why don't you die?"

The resident soon alerted the police who arrived at the unnamed man's home.

According to a police log of the incident, cops arrived to find a man "trying to kill a spider".

Embarrassed, the man - who has a giant fear of arachnids - apologised for the incident.

The log stated: "Police spoke with all parties who advised that (the) husband had only been trying to kill a spider (has serious fear of spiders). (He) apologized for inconvenience to police."

"No injuries sighted (except to spider)."

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