Weird news story No. 12,651 involves a police search in America for a man who’s taken to licking people’s doorbells. We’re not here to kink-shame, but an obsession with licking doorbells might be taking things a step too far. It brings a whole new meaning to ding dong, Avon calling.
According to KION 5/46, police in California are looking for 33-year-old Roberto Daniel Arroyo after this bizarre incident. Arroyo was captured on Dave and Sylvia Dungan’s CCTV in the early hours of the morning.
Seen licking the doorbell from a variety of different angles, Arroyo continued licking..and licking…and licking…for three hours.
If the Dungan’s home hadn’t been violated enough, Arroyo proceeded to urinate in their garden before he went on the run.
Sylvia Dungan told the site, “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. well then who the heck is that?”
The police have apparently spoken to neighbours, who are equally baffled by the strange turn of events. “I thought I’ve seen it all, but this takes the cake,” said Alfred Santos, while Stephanie Rosario confessed, “Never have we seen anything like this”.
Although the parents weren’t there at the time, the doorbell camera system altered them to movement at 5am. The Dungans then watched the footage and were shocked by what they found.
Arroyo’s motives are still a mystery, but apart from needing a wee after a long session of doorbell licking, it doesn’t look like he was trying to do any damage to the Dungan’s home. Still, it hasn’t stopped local residents being shaken by the ‘attack’ and a rise in homeowners disinfecting their doorbells.
The manhunt continues, but thankfully, Sylvia Dungan is willing to let things slide. “You kind of laugh about it afterwards because technically he didn’t do anything,” she said. “This just kind of reinforces how important it is to have security within your home”.
When the police eventually catch up with Arroyo, he’s apparently facing two misdemeanor charges on counts of petty theft and prowling.
Personally, I’m worried for his health. A doorbell isn’t exactly the most hygienic place in a home to lick.
[Featured Image: Max Pixel/KION 5/46]