A man from Pittston, Pennsylvania, accused of throwing a spider at a police officer has been sentenced in Luzerne County Court.
Judge Fred Pierantoni III sentenced Joseph R. Thomas, 52, to 30 months to five years in state prison on charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats and resisting arrest.
Thomas was also ordered to serve 12 months probation and was given credit for 390 days time served in jail.
Pittston police investigated a disturbance on Oct. 25, 2012, and encountered Thomas on a front porch.
Thomas told the officer, 'Look at my bug,' and threw a spider at the officer, according to the criminal complaint.
Police said Thomas fought with officers when he was arrested.