How do you wake up in the morning? Maybe an alarm clock? Your kids (or dogs) running into the room to startle you awake? Or perhaps you're just a natural morning person who loves getting up with the sunrise.
However you get out of bed in the morning, I can almost guarantee you that it doesn't involve someone licking your doorbell for three hours. For the Dungan family, at least for their kids, that's exactly what happened.
Sylvia and Dave Dungan recently installed a security surveillance system in their house, which allows them to monitor activity at their front door through a video system. The Dungans weren't actually home on this particular morning, but Sylvia was getting a lot of notifications about movement near the front door.
“I thought, boy there’s a lot of traffic. I go, '5:00 in the morning? My son doesn’t get home till 6:00 a.m., that's kinda odd,'” Sylvia said. “I started reviewing the video and said ‘Who the heck is that?'”
Sylvia opened up the app to find a man licking the doorbell, and it wasn't just for a couple of seconds. The man looked straight into the camera, then proceeded to lick the doorbell for the next three hours. He also relieved himself in the front yard.
Neighbors in the area didn't see the situation as it was happening, but after seeing the video, they couldn't help but laugh about it.
“I thought I’ve seen it all, but this takes the cake,” neighbor Alfred Santos said.
“Never have we seen anything like this,” neighbor Stephanie Rosario said.
Salinas PD identified the suspect as 33-year-old Roberto Daniel Arroyo, and credit the quality of the surveillance system for helping them catch the subject.
"We were pleasantly surprised the image was so clear it didn't take us long to identify the individual," Salina Police Department spokesperson Miguel Cabrera said.
As for what police will do about the situation, they could potentially charge him with two misdemeanor charges for petty theft and prowling. Sylvia isn't too concerned about the entire thing, because the way she sees it, nothing really happened.
“You kind of laugh about it afterwards because technically, he didn't harm anybody, he didn't break anything,” Sylvia said. “This just kind of reinforces how important it is to have security within your home."
Her husband on the other hand wasn't so relaxed about it.
“Pretty creepy stuff,” Dave Dungan said.
The Dungans aren't planning on beefing up security around the house any time soon, but they did spend a lot of time cleaning the doorbell. That's probably for the best.
[H/T: Global News]