Suspected burglar turns out to be a vacuum cleaner

Police rushed into a homeowner's bathroom with a K-9 unit ready and guns drawn to find the suspected intruder was a Roomba vacuum.
2:24 | 04/11/19

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Now to that wild 911 call. Check this out. Oregon police responding to reports of a suspected burglar locked in a bathroom. They surrounded the house, guns drawn, and when the burglar didn't come out, they went in. Diane Macedo is here with what they found. Good morning, Michael. Things aren't always what they seem, and these officers outside Portland were quite happy about that when they responded to this call, prepared for the worst. They say this one they'll remember for a long time. Reporter: It's the kind of 911 call nightmares are made of. I think there's an intruder in one of the bathrooms. Reporter: A stranger in the house. Okay, are you inside as well? Yes. But the bathroom door is locked. We see a shadow moving around and the door is closed. Reporter: With no time to waste, the police rush in with the canine unit ready to attack and guns drawn. Police responding. Come out or you may get bit. We're giving demands to the suspect in the bathroom, sheriff's office, come out with your hands up. Reporter: But no response. Each time I gave commands, my initial thought is, okay, now we've got this person barricaded in the bathroom. Now he's trying to get out through that small bathroom window. Reporter: So the officers make their way through the house clearing each room as they go until they reach the bathroom and hear the intruder still inside. We're going to this bathroom door fully expecting to have to deal with a burglar in the house at gunpoint. Reporter: Finally, they open the door and -- It's a vacuum cleaner. Reporter: Look closely and you can see it's a roomba. We actually find the suspect doing a very thorough vacuuming job because it was a Robo vac. Reporter: Mission accomplished. And the suspect is now speaking out on Twitter, writing, if cleaning dirt is a crime, roomba is guilty as charged. So, the police relieved. The caller a little embarrassed, and the bathroom floor no doubt very clean. Spotless. Squeaky clean. They said the caller afterward apologized profusely -- They didn't know. Precisely. The police are saying, listen, if ever you think there's an intruder in the house you did all the right things. Absolutely call the police, let us figure it out and of course in this case they're so happy that there was no intruder and instead a vacuum cleaner. You built up the suspense perfectly.

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