Man recounts his Roomba’s run-in with his puppy’s little ‘accident’

Posted at 9:30 AM, Aug 15, 2016

One man’s recent experience with his Roomba vacuum and a surprise from his puppy is going viral.

Jesse Newton posted his account of the unfortunate experience to his Facebook page, describing it as “the Pooptastrophe.”

Newton says it all went down while he and his family were sleeping.

His Roomba is programmed to vacuum the house at 1:30 a.m. each night. But what Newton didn’t know, is that his puppy, Evie, left a little present on the living room rug before the Roomba started its job.

And when the Roomba did begin its nightly task, it quickly found the pile of poo.

Newton explained how the Roomba then tracked the mess all over the house.

“Do not, under any circumstances, let your Roomba run over dog poop. If the unthinkable does happen, and your Roomba runs over dog poop, stop it immediately and do not let it continue the cleaning cycle. Because if that happens, it will spread the dog poop over every conceivable surface within its reach, resulting in a home that closely resembles a Jackson Pollock poop painting.

It will be on your floorboards. It will be on your furniture legs. It will be on your carpets. It will be on your rugs. It will be on your kids’ toy boxes. If it’s near the floor, it will have poop on it. Those awesome wheels, which have a checkered surface for better traction, left 25-foot poop trails all over the house.”

Newton woke to discover the mess a short time later, after his son crawled into his bed smelling pretty awful.

Newton explains that he was able to clean up most of the mess. The Roomba, however, would never recover.

Luckily, it was replaced by the store he purchased it from!

Newton leaves his readers with one piece of advice – “Don’t let your Roomba run over dog poop!”