Smart technology around the home is leading to simpler, less stressful lives. At least, in theory. Security cameras and smart doorbells, for example, can help you see if you have a package delivered when you're at work. They can also let you know when a stranger is licking your doorbell for three straight hours. Three.
According to , Salinas Police Department has identified suspect Roberto Daniel Arroyo after he was caught licking a seemingly random home's doorbell "over and over for three hours" around 5:00 a.m. one morning. The police report also shares that the security footage shows Arroyo relieving himself in the yard (I mean, three hours is a long time to keep at it..) and visited another house in the neighborhood as well.
Though reports the homeowners were out of town when the incident occurred, Sylvia Dungan (whom the news channel identifies as one of the "doorbell licker victim(s)") says her children were inside at the time. When she received the alert to her phone from the security system at that hour, she called the police.
How he successfully licked for three hours before anyone stopped him, I don't know. But there are far more important questions I need answers to. Let's start with one for Arroyo: Why?
While he has been identified, Arroyo is not yet in police custody. It's possible he will face charges for petty theft and prowling. And while the situation sounds completely ridiculous, this isn't the first time a smart doorbell has caught an unwanted guest on camera. A few weeks ago, former boy bander to call out someone who tried to ding-dong-ditch his home at 3:00 a.m. Months before that, a when security footage surfaced of a mysterious woman wearing handcuffs and a t-shirt going door-to-door in a Texas neighborhood late at night.
Moral of the story: your home needs a home security system—particularly a or any other smart doorbell unit.
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