Thursday, April 11, 2019

Roomba Burglary

Body camera footage has emerged showing heavily armed police and a K-9 storming into an Oregon home looking for a suspected intruder that turned out to be just an Roomba.

Sheriff's deputies in Washington County responded to a 911 call from a couple on Tuesday that said someone was in their bathroom and they could see shadows moving under the door.

Authorities released audio of the 911 call and body camera footage from the officers on Wednesday.

Multiple officers arrived at the scene just minutes later and surrounded the home.

The body cam footage shows officers cautiously entering the home with their guns drawn before calling for K-9 backup when they reported hearing noises coming from the ensuite bathroom.

'Last chance. This is the police with a K-9. Come out now or you're going to get bit,' an officer could be heard yelling.

The officers could be seen slowly inching towards the bedroom with their guns drawn and the K-9 leading the way.

When they stormed the tiny bathroom just moments later, the officers discovered there was no intruder - just an automated robot vacuum cleaner going about its business.  

'It is a robot vacuum cleaner,' an officer could be heard saying.

'There's the bad guy,' he added as the Roomba could be heard banging around.

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