A man who spent three hours licking a doorbell as a family slept inside is being hunted by police.
Roberto Daniel Arroyo, 33, was captured taking part in the bizarre act on the Dungans’ home CCTV in Salinas, California, on Saturday morning.
The clear footage shows the man leaning his head against the intercom outside their front door and licking the doorbell from several different angles.
He carried on licking for three hours.
The Dungan parents were not at home at the time, however their children were sleeping inside, but did not wake up.
They had installed the doorstep camera a month before and were alerted to movement at about 5am, when they reviewed the footage to find the disturbing images.
“I thought, boy there’s a lot of traffic,” Sylvia Dungan told KION 5/46 News.
“I go, ‘5am in the morning?’ My son doesn’t get home till 6am, well then who the heck is that?”
They alerted police, who said the footage was so clear they quickly identified the man as Arroyo.
They added that he appeared to “relieve himself” in the Dungans’ garden and entered several other neighbours’ yards.
Police said the suspect, Roberto Daniel Arroyo, 33, could face misdemeanor charges for petty theft and prowling.
Dungan said there was no physical damage to her home, but her family spent the rest of the weekend sanitizing their doorbells.