Police video shows robber was really robot vacuum cleaner

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Authorities have released police body camera video showing the moment when officers in Oregon realized a suspected robber holed up in a bathroom was really a robotic vacuum cleaner.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said deputies discovered the menacing appliance after entering the bathroom with guns drawn.

Assisted by a Beaverton canine officer, they had gone to the home after a house sitter called 911 early last week, saying someone was inside the bathroom.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Danny DiPietro said this encounter was his first “Roomba burglar” in 13 years on the job.

He said the office is still having a good laugh about it.

Beaverton is a suburb west of Portland.

Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com

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