Several police officers stormed into a home in North Carolina after the startled homeowners called to report an intruder in the middle of the night. The suspected burglar turned out to be a rogue robot vacuum cleaner.

Over the holidays, Thomas Milam and his wife, Elisa, were watching a movie just after midnight when they heard a series of noises coming from downstairs.

"We both were alarmed, we paused the movie, and I had Elisa go to a safe place," Milam said in a notice shared by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. "I immediately grabbed my gun, went to Elisa and we stayed there silently waiting to see if we heard more noises.  Someone was definitely downstairs rummaging through things, and it sounded close to us."