Scottish Woman Hollie Hunter Wastes Police Time Over a Spider

Cops rushed to a house after being alerted to screaming – and got rid of a giant spider for a petrified woman.

Terrified Hollie Hunter, 30, found a spider she claims was the size of her hand, at the end of her bed.

Neighbours heard her screaming just before 10.30 pm on Monday (Aug 31) and dialled 999.

Five police officers turned up on the doorstep of her home in Livingston, West Lothian – ahead of her stepdad who she had called for help who was on his way.

Hollie said: “I’d just spent 40 minutes trying to get rid of a moth to then come back into my bedroom and find a massive spider at the bottom of my bed.

“I’d honestly say it was the size of the palm of my hand.

“I was launching books at it, and when it ran towards me I screamed and started running to different rooms.

“I think I was screaming and crying and making such a racket that my neighbour thought I was being attacked.”

Stunned Hollie was grateful when cops got there in two police vans – but mortified about neighbours hearing her screaming.

Pensions administrator Hollie said: “I looked through the peephole and five policemen were standing there.

“I opened my door, and before they could say anything I just cried: ‘I’m so sorry there’s a spider under my bed and I’m petrified.’”

The perplexed officers asked if there was anyone else in the flat.

Hollie told them: “No, just me and the spider.”

Cops then turned the mattress upside down in a bid to hunt out the critter.

Hollie said: “While they still had my bed in the air, the spider strolled out into the hall.

“One of the officers picked it up with his hand and took it outside with him – not without laughing at me.

“It was crawling about his arm as he was walking out the door.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said “Around 10.20 pm on Monday, 30 August, we received a report of a disturbance within a property in Livingston.

“Officers attended and the disturbance was found to have been about a spider being in the house.

“Suitable advice and assistance were provided and the spider was located and removed.”


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