The culprit.

Officers of a suburban county on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon, received a dispatch on 9 April from a man staying at his nephew’s house who heard the noises and the closing of the bathroom door. Believing there was a potential burglar present, he called the police. A few minutes later, police arrived and surrounded the house, requesting a canine assist. Inside, officers reported hearing “rustling” from the bathroom. After about 10 minutes of calling out for the suspect to surrender and only hearing the “rustling” get louder, the officers breached the bathroom – only to find the robotic vacuum trapped there.

The entire incident in Washington county was captured on the officer’s body camera. Posted footage showed the abridged incident, including audio of the dispatch and body cam videos. The tense moments before the confrontation show the police yelling throughout the house: “Last chance … come out now or you’re going to get bit!” Guns drawn, the officers entered the bathroom. But all of the suspicion quickly turned to laughter when the culprit was spotted: a Roomba, still hard at work cleaning. One officer exclaimed: “There’s…