Cops are looking for California man who was caught on security camera licking a family’s doorbell, police said.
The suspect, identified as 33-year-old Roberto Arroyo, reportedly spent hours lurking outside Dave and Sylvia Dungan’s Salinas home, cops said. During that time, he allegedly licked the family’s doorbell, relieved himself in their yard and stole an extension cord, police told KION-TV.
Arroyo faces possible misdemeanor charges of petty theft and prowling.
The Dungans said they became aware of Arroyo when their phone alerted them to movement on their home security camera, which they installed less than a month ago. They weren’t home at the time of the incident but said that their children were inside the home sleeping.
“I thought, ‘Boy! There’s a lot of traffic,’” Sylvia Dungan said. “I started reviewing the videos, (and said to myself) ‘Well, who the heck is this?’”
Police were able to identify the suspect from the surveillance footage.
“We were pleasantly surprised the image was so clear it didn’t take us long to identify the individual,” Miguel Cabrera of the Salinas Police Department said.
After licking the Dungan’s doorbell, Arroyo reportedly visited another home in the neighborhood.
A spokesperson from the Salinas Police Department was not immediately available for comment.