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Man who threw spider at cop gets two-to-five years in prison

Last year a teen called 911 about a spider. This year, a Kansas woman nearly burned down her house, and a Washington State man did burn down his, each trying to kill a pesky arachnid. Turns out that police and judges react viscerally to spiders too, as a Pennsylvania man, who threw one at an officer, learned this week.

Guy tries to kill spider with blow torch, nearly burns down home

A man in Seattle, Washington, caused about $60,000 in damage to his home trying to kill a spider. In his defense, we don’t know what kind of spider it was, how big it was or how gross and hairy it was. In any case, fire crews are pretty sure he got it.

Woman nearly burns down house killing spider

It it okay to go nuclear on an unwanted spider? Fire department officials in Hutchinson, Kansas,┬ásay: it’s not okay. Reno County woman Ginny Griffith is facing aggravated arson charges after five units responded to a 1:36 a.m. call Friday about a fire in a her duplex unit. When they got there, they realized that Griffith [...]

LISTEN: Girl Calls 911 to Report ‘Massive Frickin’ Spider

A girl in Oregon called 911 on the night of August 16, 2013, to report a large spider on the back of her couch and ask for someone to come over and kill it. She said it was like a tarantula, about the size of a baseball and that she was panicking.

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