Police in Sydney, Australia believed they were dealing with a case of domestic abuse when they responded to reports of a woman screaming hysterically and a man yelling death threats earlier this week.

But after they arrived on the scene, all police found was one injured spider and one embarrassed man.

Police said they received a number of calls early Sunday morning over a woman screaming hysterically, a man yelling "I'm going to kill you,” "You're dead," and "Die, die!", along with sounds of furniture being tossed around the home.

Upon knocking on the apartment door, police said an "out-of-breath and rather flushed" man answered the door. The rest of their exchange was documented on the Harbourside LAC – NSW Police Force Facebook page.



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Police: "Where’s your wife?"
Male: "Umm, I don’t have one."
Police: "Where’s your girlfriend?"
Male: "Umm, I don’t have one."
Police: "We had a report of a domestic, and a woman screaming. Where is she?"
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 said at this point, the man became “very sheepish.”

Police: "Come on mate, what have you done to her."
Male: "It was a spider."
Police: "Sorry?"
Male: "It was a spider, a really big one!"
Police: "What about the woman screaming?"
Male: "Yeah sorry, that was me. I really, really hate spiders."

Police said the man was chasing the spider around the unit with bug 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," police wrote on the Facebook post.

The post has generated plenty of feedback, with many Facebook users commenting that they may have reacted in a similar manner.

"Can relate to the spider issue," Christopher Noy commented. "I had a spider in my car (and) it disappeared…sold the car….true story."

Fleur Cheri commented: "I can almost relate to the incy-wincy-spidey one, although my man of the house doesn't squeal at it. Just jumps and turns pale!"

To which an officer with the police force responded: "Well he is a better man than me. I have been known to let the odd girly squeal out when it comes to the 8-legged Satan."