Dude Arrested For Beating Girlfriend After Amazon Alexa Calls Police

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Good robot!

A 28-year-old man named Eduardo Barros from New Mexico was busted after police were called on him. And called police? Amazon’s Alexa, that’s who. Let us explain. Barros was house sitting with his girlfriend when he became upset and accused his girlfriend of cheating on him after she received a text.

Barros was so pissed off that he started to wave a gun, threatening to kill his girlfriend, all while asking her this: “Did you call the sheriffs?” And that question was enough for it to be picked up by Alexa who took the phrase as a command and did just that: it called police.

This undated booking photo provided by Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office shows Eduardo Barros a suspect in a domestic violence situation. Barron was arrested after Amazon's voice assistant Alexa was used to dial 911 during a potentially deadly domestic violence situation involving Barros, a woman and child. The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office detailed the case Monday, July 10, 2017. (Bernalillo County Sheriff via AP)


When 911 called her phone, Barros saw the caller ID and threw [her] to the floor. Barros then kicked her while on the ground at least 10 times in the face and stomach. Barros told [the victim] he could not believe the cops had been called and he was not going back to prison and that she knew he was a felon. [The victim] stated she thought she was going to be killed or shot,’ the affidavit said.

Officers were able to get to the house in time and remove the woman and her unidentified daughter from the home. She was left with minor injuries but was not hospitalized. Her daughter was not harmed during the assault.

Barroas was eventually handcuffed and arrested on charges of possession of a firearm, aggravated battery and false imprisonment.

Here’s what Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III had to say:

‘The unexpected use of this new technology to contact emergency services has possibly helped save a life. This amazing technology definitely helped save a mother and her child from a very violent situation.”

So good going, Alexa!

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