A man was heard yelling "I'm going to kill you, you're dead, die die" and there was sounds of furniture being tossed around the apartment.
Officers arrived at the home about 2am and began banging on the door. A man who was "out of breath and rather flushed" answered.
Police asked where his wife or girlfriend was, only for the man to deny having either. Then he was told about the reports of a woman screaming.
The encounter went something like this:
Male: "I don't know what you're talking about I live alone".
Police: "Come on mate, people clearly heard you yelling you were going to kill her and furniture getting thrown around the unit."
Police: "Come on mate, what have you done to her?"
Male: "It was a spider."
Male: "It was a spider, a really big one!!
Police : "What about the women screaming?"
Male: "Yeah sorry that was me, I really, really hate spiders."
The amused officers soon discovered the man was solely responsible for making the racket as he chased a large spider around the unit while armed with a can of Mortein insect spray.
"After a very long pause, some laughter and a quick look in the unit to make sure there was no injured party (apart from the spider) we left," Harbourside LAC wrote.
This is the little bitty spider:
Got to love living in Australia!