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 police to come over and kill it. She said it was like a tarantula, about the size of a baseball and that she was panicking.
In her favor, she prefaced her request for help with, “Hi there, I just have kind of a ridiculous question…” Also she told the dispatcher that her mother had recently been bitten by a brown recluse spider and she said she was scared and didn’t know what to do.
Surprisingly the nice dispatcher sent over some cops to kill the thing and get rid of it. Guess it was a slow night.
Police later reported that the spider was about 2 inches long.