A Texas brown tarantula (Aphonopelma hentai) in the New Mexico desert. Photo by Steve Bower/Shutterstock
The post said neighbors reported hearing furniture being thrown around the inside of the residence.
The officers arrived and found a man alone in the residence.
Police: "Where's your wife?"
Male: "Umm I don't have one."
Police: "Where your girlfriend?"
Male: "Umm I don't have one"
Police: "We had a report of a domestic and a women 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 the man "became very sheepish" at this point in the conversation.
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 man was not charged and officers left after a quick search of the apartment confirmed the resident's account.