A slippery man slid into their porch in the wee hours of Saturday (Jan 5) and made a decision to get to know their doorbell better, first reported by US TV station KION.
Dungan's wife, Sylvia Dungan, said that she was alerted to the activity on her porch by a system that monitors comings and goings by the front door. "My son doesn't get home till 6:00 a.m, that's kinda odd", Dungan explained.
"I thought I'd seen it all, but this takes the cake", neighbour Francisco Javier Estrada told KION-TV.
He also reportedly appeared to "relieve himself" in the families garden as well as some of their neighbour yards.
"You kind of laugh about it afterwards because technically he didn't do anything", Sylvia Dungan told KION, another local news outlet.More news: Oakland A's expect Kyler Murray to declare for 2019 National Football League draft
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Police said that at one point in the video, he lay down in front of the door for 20 minutes.
Identified by police as 33-year-old Roberto Daniel Arroyo, the man stole extension cords from the holiday decorations. "He curls in front of the front area of the residence ... like he's taking a nap".
Upon viewing the footage the Dungans immediately called the police, who used the video to identify and apprehend the perpetrator, who've they've encountered several times previously. As of Wednesday morning they had not apprehended him, but police said they could arrest him on charges of prowling and petty theft. During that time he is in and out of camera range, police said.
The family also made clear that they had gone to great efforts to clean the affected doorbell.
The case is now in the hands of the Monterey County District Attorney's Office.