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Roomba Mistaken For a Burglar by Spooked Homeowners

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"I was so embarrassed," said the home owner who called the police on his Roomba. "They asked how long we had it, I said two days and they all started laughing."

A couple watching a movie in their bedroom in North Carolina heard a sound downstairs and thought someone had broken into their home. 

Husband and father Thomas Milam called the police. The operator asked if he was armed and Milam said he was. "All my military training came back to me," he wrote online. "I started analyzing the path the intruder would take, their line of fire if they entered the room in certain ways, and where we should be to decrease our risk of getting hurt. I was ready to do whatever I needed to do."

After searching the home, the police made a discovery. The noisy burglar was actually a Roomba robotic vacuum the Milam family had purchased two days before the incident.

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