Hearing someone moving around in your home when you think you're alone is one of the scarier things in life.
Usually, it just turns out to be the house creaking, a pet or one of your family members who you didn't realize was there.
When the noises are coming from behind a locked door, though, it's a lot harder to convince yourself you were just hearing things.
An Oregon couple recently called 911 after hearing someone moving around in their bathroom, with the door locked.
They told dispatch that they could see shadows under the door, so there was definitely someone in there.
Washington County Sheriff's Office immediately sent multiple deputies to the couple's house, wanting to handle the situation as safely as possible.
BURGLARY SUSPECT CAPTURED 1:48pm: Reporting party calls 911 and says someone is in her bathroom. Tells dispatch th… https://t.co/f0ubowAME6— Washington County Sheriff’s Office (@Washington County Sheriff’s Office) 1554830193.0
Deputies even called for a K9 unit, K9 Atlas, to assist them.
As the deputies and K9 Atlas entered the house, they could hear noises from the bathroom but the "intruder" did not respond to them.
1:55pm: Deputies surround the house and request a K-9 to assist. Noises are heard from the bathroom. 2:05pm: After… https://t.co/R1sFLisvep— Washington County Sheriff’s Office (@Washington County Sheriff’s Office) 1554830193.0
When Deputy Rodgers cleared the call with dispatch, he summed up the situation perfectly.
2:13pm: Deputy Rodgers clears the call: “As we entered the home we could hear rustling in the bathroom. We made sev… https://t.co/GNeLnbEdU2— Washington County Sheriff’s Office (@Washington County Sheriff’s Office) 1554830194.0
The Washington County Sheriff's Office also shared a video compiled from deputies' body cams, and it is hilarious.
All good stories are made into movies, right? Here's a little more from the infamous Roomba Burglary. Thanks… https://t.co/J8wIjLO6ug— Washington County Sheriff’s Office (@Washington County Sheriff’s Office) 1554955290.0
Our pets have been warning us about the evils of robot vacuums since they were invented.
@WCSOOregon "I TOLD YOU THE VACUUM WAS BAD!!!" -My Dog— Kallista Metropoulos (@Kallista Metropoulos) 1554909270.0
The pun game was strong with this one.
@BeavertonPolice Grime doesn’t pay, folks. 🤖🐺🚔— Washington County Sheriff’s Office (@Washington County Sheriff’s Office) 1554958329.0
THREAD. The criminals are really cleaning up. https://t.co/7ahwkXUTOP— The Hashtag Hag (@The Hashtag Hag) 1554840880.0
@WashCoScanner These calls can really suck the life out of you!— Washington County Sheriff’s Office (@Washington County Sheriff’s Office) 1554830503.0
@RichMettler @WashCoScanner Yup, just cleaning up our neighborhoods.— Washington County Sheriff’s Office (@Washington County Sheriff’s Office) 1554834280.0
Apparently robot vacuums closing themselves in rooms is a pretty common thing.
@WCSOOregon I had to ask my daughter if this was her because her work Roomba locks itself in the bathroom all the time.— Why Did I Come In Here? (@Why Did I Come In Here?) 1554830363.0
@DameDurdin @WCSOOregon Yes! Mine got trapped in the bathroom by closing the door.— Linda (@Linda) 1554920948.0
@DameDurdin @WCSOOregon Mine too!!! We have a "if the bathroom door is closed, someone is in it" policy... and we h… https://t.co/wFpsutgdOd— kifehr (@kifehr) 1554906041.0
Robot vacuums usually make our lives easier by doing a chore that most people can't stand doing.
They aren't supposed to make life more difficult by locking themselves in rooms!