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Is it a burglar, or a Roomba? Sometimes, both
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Post# 407874   4/10/2019 at 13:26 (359 days old) by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        

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Officers respond to a burglary call with their guns drawn only to find a trapped Roomba


Sometimes things aren't always what they seem. Take the case of a "burglary in progress" call in Oregon.

Sheriff's deputies in Washington County received a 911 call Monday from a woman who said someone had broken into her home and locked themselves in her bathroom.

She told police she could see shadows moving under the door.

Deputies responded to the scene with their trusty K-9 officer, ready to take down a burglar. They could hear rustling noises coming from behind the door, but the suspect wasn't responding to commands to come out with their hands up.

So with guns drawn, deputies opened the door, ready to pounce. Instead they were met by a Roomba, a robotic vacuum cleaner, that appeared to be trapped inside.

"We breached the bathroom door and encountered a very thorough vacuuming job," sheriff's deputy Brian Rogers said in a Facebook post Tuesday.

The case is now closed -- but not before the sheriff's office shared a "captured" photo of the culprit.

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Post# 407875 , Reply# 1   4/10/2019 at 13:32 (359 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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Haha that's funny! 😁 Good job Oscar Pistorious wasn't around that roomba would have bitten the dust!

Post# 408067 , Reply# 2   4/14/2019 at 05:07 (356 days old) by electromatik (Taylorsville, North Carolina, U.S.A.)        

lol... hysterical

Post# 408088 , Reply# 3   4/14/2019 at 18:59 (355 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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Roombas are more like expensive automatic cat toys than actual vacuum cleaners! I heard this story on NPR news one morning, and my dad and I had quite the chuckle!

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