US News Oregon Teen Calls Police for Help with ‘Massive’ Spider

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When an Oregon teen in a wheelchair was faced with a “massive” venomous spider and no one was home to come to her rescue, she felt she had no choice but to call the cops.

Makenna Sewell, 17, of Forest Grove, Ore., was going to get a glass of water when she spotted a large spider on the back of the living room couch, according to her mother, Shawnda Sewell. She then froze and stared at it for several minutes.

“We do live outside of town so we do see spiders all the time,” Sewell said. “[But] it was in fact the largest spider I had ever seen alive.”

Makenna has muscular dystrophy and is wheelchair-bound. On Aug. 16, Shawnda Sewell said her daughter was home alone when she saw what is believed to be a brown recluse spider, which has a venomous bite. The creature was about three inches across, she said.

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At least she knew how ridiculous it sounds to call the police for something like this when she did it. She got bitten a couple days before by a spider and had to go to the emergency room, and after trying to call both parents, their friends, her friends and her neighbors, she called the last people she could think of to help. Can't give her shit for that.

Musta been a funny call to get, though.
 

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Agreed.
Funny story, and cool that the police didn't give her a hard time about the call.

Though. They get a call for a spider incident and sends four (4) police men.
Kinda overkill.
 

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Haha, that's how they do. I don't think I've ever been pulled over in town and only had one cop show up.
 

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Oh...
Well I guess they have to be prepared for anything.
You know, the spider could have had a gun. Bought from the local gun shop.
 

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Wouldn't be surprised to hear an argument like that coming from 'em.
 

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I was wondering if a fear of anarchy was really called anarchophobia or not...
 
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