A few weekends back, a teenage girl was home alone in Forest Grove, Oregon, and called 911 to report there was a, quote, 'massive' spider in her house.

She told the dispatcher,"I just kind of have a ridiculous question" then told him about the spider on her couch. She said it was the size of a baseball.
But the dispatcher, did not do what you would expect,like charge her for misuse of 911, they actually sent a cop to her house and killed the spider for her.
The cop said it wasn't the size of a baseball. It was about two inches in diameter. The officer killed the spider with a rolled up newspaper. At my house my son is terrified of bugs and my weapon of choice is a flip flop.