[Ed. – Stories of Roombas programmed to run at night are getting crazier all the time.]
Deputies responding to a 911 call for a “burglary in progress” at an Oregon woman’s home ended up catching the culprit – a robotic vacuum that was trapped in her bathroom.
The initial call came in from someone reporting that a stranger was in her bathroom, and that the person had the bathroom door locked, the sheriff’s office said Tuesday in a post online.
She said she could see shadows moving under the door. …
After calling to the “suspect” several times over a loudspeaker, deputies went into the home with their guns drawn. After opening the bathroom door, deputies say they found an automated robot vacuum crashing around on the floor.