Firefighters Free Woman’s Hair From Robot Vacuum


Emergency responders in a South Korean city were called upon to rescue a woman whose robot vacuum cleaner latched onto her hair and refused to let go while she was taking a nap. See more from UPI:

The Changwon city fire department said workers responded to the 52-year-old woman’s Changwon home after the robot vacuum cleaner latched onto her hair while she was sleeping on the floor.

The emergency responders were able to open the vacuum and free the woman after about 30 minutes, the fire department said.

“This case was quite special,” a fire department representative said. “We had seen weird things, but this was a very weird call that we received.”

The fire department said the woman lost about 10 strands of hair, but was otherwise unharmed.

The device appears to be similar to the Roomba, a circular robotic vacuum cleaner that has sold more than 10 million units since hitting the market in 2002.