Massive Police Response to Burglar Call Nets Vacuum Cleaner

Police in Oregon were quick to respond to a call about a possible intruder thene big enough to shrug it off when it turned out to be a vacuum cleaner.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office posted a play-by-play of the incident to their social media account this week, describing how the call unfolded.

1:48pm: Reporting party calls 911 and says someone is in her bathroom. Tells dispatch the person has the bathroom door locked. The caller can see shadows under the bathroom door.

1:49pm: Multiple deputies respond to the house.

1:55pm: Deputies surround the house and request a canine to assist them. Deputies can hear noise coming from the bathroom

2:05pm: After several announcements, the suspect does not come out when commanded. With guns drawn, deputies open the door to encounter the suspect… An automated robot vacuum.

2:13pm: Deputy Rogers clears the call with the following note, “As we entered the home we could hear “rustling” in the bathroom. 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.”

The post has garnered over 600 comments, ranging from sharing animated gifs of cats on Roombas to blasting Skynet for being incompetent as well as vacuum-themed responses such as “Great job catching the sucker!”

This article was syndicated from Guns.com Guns.com is a niche news web site that publishes original reporting on the wide range of topics within the gun world. We publish Monday through Saturday. Our approach is to explore the topic of guns through the widest lens possible, to deliver these findings as fairly and accurately as possible and to host the opinions and perspectives of our writers and readers as selflessly as possible, trying our best not to get in the way of our contributors. Our desire is to allow our writers and readers to tell their stories, no matter what the story is, as long as we believe a) it will benefit or interest gun owners and b) conforms to ethical journalistic methods and practices. Our headquarters are in Illinois but our contributors submit to us from across the United States — from Maine to California, from Texas to Alaska and every state in between.