Man spent 3 hours licking doorbell at stranger’s home, police say

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SALINAS, Calif. (KION/CNN) -

Police in California are searching for a man who reportedly spent three hours licking a doorbell outside a stranger’s home.

“I thought I’ve seen it all, but this takes the cake,” neighbor Alfred Santos told KION.

Surveillance video caught the suspect – identified as 33-year-old Roberto Daniel Arroyo – in the act early Saturday morning. The homeowners, Dave and Sylvia Dungan, said they were out of town during the bizarre incident but their kids were inside sleeping.

Police said the family’s newly-installed security system helped them identify the suspect.

"We were pleasantly surprised the image was so clear. It didn't take us long to identify the individual," said Miguel Cabrera, Salinas Police Department spokesperson.

The security cameras also captured Arroyo moving an extension cord to the front yard and relieving himself, police said

“This just kind of reinforces how important it is to have security within your home,” Dungan said. “You kind of laugh about it afterwards because technically he didn’t harm anybody.”

Arroyo could face two misdemeanor charges for petty theft and prowling upon arrest.