A North Carolina coupled dialed 911 as they thought they were being burglarized by an intruder on Christmas Eve.
After calling 911 and hiding in the closet, the couple learned that it was not an intruder but a robotic vacuum causing the clatter, WGHP reported.
The robot reportedly turned itself on, and started banging against the wall.
The couple had just purchased the robot, and were only slightly embarrassed about the incident, WGHP reported.
"It definitely is better safe than sorry because having heard what we did, I still would have called the police and because you just never know," Thomas Milam, the homeowner, told WGHP.