Kicker: Intruder alert

NICK EICHER, HOST: Frightened house sitters heard loud banging noises in another room, as though someone was ransacking the house. One of them called 911.

Police arrived, with guns drawn and a K9 officer by their side. They commanded the intruder to surrender.

POLICE: Beaverton Police Dept. Searching the house with a canine. Come out, you may get bit.

Following the noises, police realized the suspected burglar had holed up in a bathroom.

But when officers burst through the door, they saw nothing.

Then they looked down.

Deputy Brian Rogers said what came next was a career first.

ROGERS: There we see a robot vacuum, a Roomba, bouncing up against the shower door, clanging the shower door. And your reaction? Laughter. Pure laughter.

Probably a sigh of relief, though, too.

He said the department is still laughing about the Roomba burglar!

It’s The World and Everything in It.

(Photo/Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Facebook)

WORLD Radio transcripts are created on a rush deadline. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of WORLD Radio programming is the audio record.

Like this story?

To hear a lot more like it, subscribe to The World and Everything in It via iTunes, Overcast, Stitcher, or Pocket Casts.







Pocket Casts

(Requires a fee)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.