Earlier this month, police in suburban Oregon responded to a 911 call from two men who reported that a burglar was locked inside the bathroom of their Beaverton-area home. Upon arriving at the scene, the officers heard banging noises coming from inside the room and assumed the intruder was trying to escape through a window. So, with their guns pointed and a canine unit at the ready, they burst through the door... only to find a disoriented little Roomba bumping itself against the shower door.
Unfortunately, few housebreaking cases end on such a high (or hilarious) note: According to the FBI's most recent Crime in the U.S. report, burglars cost their victims an estimated $3.4 billion in total property losses in 2017, with each incident costing its victim(s) a whopping $2,416 on average. And that's on top of the emotional distress one suffers when a rando breaks into your home. Read more...More about Home, Security System, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Stackcommerce, and Tech