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A lesson in karma


SPARTANBURG COUNTY—Sometimes you read a story that just seems to crazy to be true, I had that experience earlier today and would like to share it with the Tryon Daily Bulletin readers.

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s office received an incredibly unique and bazar call over the weekend. The incident report states that the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office received a call to report a stolen package. The call stated that a package was taken from a woman’s front porch on Sunday sometime between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. That by itself seems simple enough, and probably happens thousands of times a day across the country, what makes this story unique is the contents of the package. 

The woman told investigators that the package contained $1,000 worth of Tarantulas. You read that correctly, the woman order a box of Tarantulas, nine of them to be exact.

The incident report stated that the woman had been told by FedEx that the box of spiders was supposed to be delivered at 10:30 a.m. Instead she received a notification that the package had been delivered over an hour earlier, just after 9:00 a.m. despite the fact that the package required a signature. The woman and her husband are filing a complaint with FedEx over the lost package because the shipping slip clearly stated that the delivery driver must obtain a signature before leaving the package. 

I can only imagine the shock, terror, and utter disbelief that the package thief must have had when they got home and opened the box. I am sure they were expecting to get some electronic device, maybe clothing or shoes, or something of value that could have easily been sold or pawned and instead they opened a literal box of spiders. Karma works in mysterious ways. 

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office has asked that anyone with information on the stolen spiders to contact their office.

By Samuel Robinson