Salinas, California police are looking for a man who was caught tonguing a doorbell for three hours. The act was filmed by a security camera, giving legal authorities a clear view of the suspect's face. They have identified the enthusiastic doorbell licker as Roberto Daniel Arroyo, who is now facing misdemeanor charges of petty theft and prowling.
"We were pleasantly surprised the image was so clear it didn't take us long to identify the individual," Salinas Police Department spokesperson Miguel Cabrera said. The footage also showed Arroyo apparently relieving himself in the front yard before heading off-camera towards a neighboring house.
The homeowners, Sylvia Dungan and her husband, were not present at the time of the incident. Their children, however, were inside the house as Arroyo engaged with their doorbell. Dungan was alerted by the security system which is set to contact the homeowners in the event of increased motion at the location.
“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?” homeowner Sylvia Dungan said. "You kind of laugh about it afterward because, technically, he didn't harm anybody, he didn't break anything. This just kind of reinforces how important it is to have security within your home.”