A bemused Black Country man got an early Halloween fright when he thought a spider had crawled up his nose - and duly called 999 for help.
The ambulance service tweeted that they thought the call - from a Wolverhampton man - was 'unbelievable'.
#unbelieveable - at 4.20pm, we had a 999 call from a man in the Wolverhampton area who was concerned that a spider had crawled up his nose— WMAS (@OFFICIALWMAS) October 30, 2013
Angry Twitter users responded saying that the call was 'an absolute waste of time'.
User Emily Martin said:
Shane Massey added:
In July a learner driver dialled 999 to complain that his driving instructor had turned up late.
West Midlands Police branded the call as ridiculous.