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Police free Missouri dog from clutches of vacuum cleaner


November 24, 2019

BALLWIN, Mo. (AP) — Police in a suburban St. Louis community were called this week to free a small dog from the clutches of an automated vacuum cleaner.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Ballwin officers received a call that a Roomba vacuum had sucked up the tail of a shih tzu mix dog as it napped in a front room.

Police spokesman Mike Burgoyne says that when officers arrived they could hear a dog yelping, a woman screaming and a newborn baby crying.

The officers cut fur off the dog's tail to free it from the Roomba's grip. Burgoyne says the dog was shaken but not injured.

He says...

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