This Woman Thought a Burglar Was In Her Home…Until the Police Opened the Bathroom Door

That exact scenario recently happened to an Oregon woman. She called 9-1-1 and when police arrived, they had their guns drawn and their canine unit ready to go.

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Imagine this: You’re home alone and you hear strange noises coming from behind your closed bathroom door. From underneath the door, you see a shadow moving around.

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That exact scenario recently happened to an Oregon woman. She called 9-1-1 and when police arrived, they had their guns drawn and their canine unit ready to go.

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Police demanded the “suspect” come out of the bathroom, and when the “suspect” failed to comply with orders, police forcibly entered the bathroom. The suspect was a Roomba.

The Roomba got trapped in the bathroom, making the homeowner think it was a burglar, according to The Daily Beast. Imagine the embarrassment!

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office even recounted the call on their Facebook page with a play-by-play description of the incident.

“As we entered the home we could hear ‘rustling’ in the bathroom,” according to the Facebook post. “We made several announcements and the ‘rustling’ became more frequent. We breached the bathroom door and encountered a very thorough vacuuming job being done by a Roomba Robotic Vacuum cleaner.”

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The sheriff’s department gave the all-clear and later posted the Roomba’s “mugshot” with the caption, “Most Wanted Captured.”

It may not have been an intruder, but at least the woman’s bathroom floor was clean!

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