NATOMAS (CBS13) – An unusual intruder led to a scary night for a Natomas woman and left her with a busted front door and clean floors.
Yana Sydnor just spent hundreds of dollars to fix her front door after police busted it open while trying to catch the home intruder.READ MORE: 'He Gives Me Everything To Be': Therapy Dog For Woman In Wheelchair Now Needs Wheelchair Of His Own
“Say about 1 a.m., I hear over my meditation music, ‘boom, boom, boom,’ ” she explained.
Sydnor was sleeping with her two-year-old daughter when she heard noises coming from her stairs, so she texted her friends.
“I was like, ‘Hey, someone is in my house,’ and they were like, ‘Call the police.’ I was like, ‘Oh yeah, yeah, call the police,’ ” she said.
Sydnor said her first thought was to get out of the house.
“Fear says go, I said no, I gotta go,” she said.
Sydnor said she was so scared, she was hiding in her bathroom whispering to 9-1-1 planning her escape with her baby.
“So I like put her in the tub, I get the ladder and I’m like, ‘No, no, stop, stop, calm, you are okay.’ I was going to go out the window,” she said.READ MORE: Quake Near Truckee: Why Some Got Shake Alerts And Others Didn't
Fearing for her life, Sydnor was not about to take any chances.
“I’m on the phone with the dispatcher and he is like, ‘Ma’am, what do you hear?’ I’m like, ‘I hear someone walking down my stairs, so it’s like boom, boom, boom, boom, boom,’ ” she said.
Within minutes, she heard another boom, but this time from responding officers forcing their way into her home trying to catch the intruder.
“You hear police, police and then a shuffle, and then you hear laughter,” she said.
Turns out the so-called robber was her robot vacuum.
“My son turned on the vacuum cleaner because he didn’t want to do chores before he left for the weekend. We hadn’t used this vacuum in almost two years. It went down the stairs,” she explained.
She says her son set a timer on the vacuum and she had no idea. The cleaning culprit cost her a new door and a whole lot of drama for some now very clean floors.MORE NEWS: Sacramento Police Officer Justin Shepard Arrested For Alleged Domestic Violence Incident
Sydnor now laughs about what happened that night, but she was certainly scared at the time thinking it was an actual robber.