A Salinas، California، family was startled، but amused، by footage from their home security system early Saturday morning showing a man licking their front doorbell for three hours، sputnik news reported.
Homeowner and doorbell-licking victim Sylvia Dungan told KION Monday that the home security system on her home in Salinas' Rossi Rico neighborhood went off around 5:00 a.m.
"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?" she said.
The camera mounted by the front door revealed the culprit: 33-year-old Roberto Daniel Arroyo، who had been at the front door since roughly 2 a.m.، intensely licking the Dugans' doorbell.
Yeah، that's right. Don't believe us? Here's the footage. And if that's not enough، here's a bit more.
"Never have we seen anything like this،" neighbor Stephanie Rosario told KION.
Other camera footage shows him relieving himself elsewhere on the property، Heavy reported.
"You kind of laugh about it afterwards because technically he didn't do anything،" Dungan said، noting، "This just kind of reinforces how important it is to have security within your home."
Salinas Police Department tracked Arroyo down and is weighing misdemeanor charges against him for prowling.
Public Information Officer Miguel Cabrera described Arroyo as "transient،" without a permanent address، noting he wasn't arrested after police questioned him but that the case had been forwarded to the district attorney's office.
Twitter had a field day upon discovering the weird story.
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a doorbell? Definitely more than three hours: not a dent was made in this one!
Of course، Twitterers have standards even when it comes to doorbell licking. One wouldn't want to be uncouth، after all.