Published: Thu, January 10, 2019

Man caught on camera licking doorbell over three-hour period

Man caught on camera licking doorbell over three-hour period

News outlet KHOU posted an unsettling minute-long video of the licking, but the outlet reports the freakish activity went on for more than three hours. The woman told the news station she was alerted by the home security system that notifies them when there's movement outside. Sylvia Dungan, relieved that her kids weren't hurt, was able to find the humor in the situation.

"I go, '5am in the morning?' My son doesn't get home till 6am, well then who the heck is that?"

Rather than trying to break in, however, he apparently made a decision to hang out and lick their doorbell-for three hours.

A Salinas Police Department spokesman said: "We were pleasantly surprised the image was so clear, it didn't take us long to identify the individual".

The video helped Salinas Police Department to identify the doorbell-licker as Roberto Daniel Arroyo.


She said at the end of the day no real harm was done. "He curls in front of the front area of the residence ... like he's taking a nap".

Police said that at one point in the video, he lay down in front of the door for 20 minutes. The police are trying to track down Arroyo, who could face misdemeanour charges of petty theft and prowling.

The video shows Arroyo moving in and out of frame several times Saturday between 2 am and 5 am.

The case is now in the hands of the Monterey County District Attorney's Office.

According to local reports, the couple made sure to clean the porch and bleached the doorknobs of the house.

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