A convicted felon in New Mexico was in the middle of beating his girlfriend, when he accidentally called the cops on himself through the household’s Amazon Alexa device. After threatening his girlfriend, who is not named – Eduardo Barros, 28, allegedly asked “Did you call the sherriffs?”
Amazon Alexa sprang to action – recognizing Barros’ question as a command, and using the connected landline to phone a Bernallillo County Sherriff’s Department 911 operator.
Barros kicked his girlfriend at least 10 times in the face and stomach after becoming suspicious she was cheating on him because of a text message she received.
“Barros told her she was not going anywhere and he was going to kill her,” according to an arrest warrant affidavit obtained by The Post. “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.” – NY Post
Police who arrived on the scene were able to rescue the woman and her daughter. The woman suffered minor injuries and was not hospitalized, and the daughter was not harmed according to Deputy Felicia Romero.
Barros was taken into custody by a crisis negotiation team along with SWAT, and was ordered held without bail on charges including aggrevated battery, false imprisonment, and possession of a firearm.
“The unexpected use of this new technology to contact emergency services has possibly helped save a life,” Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III told ABC News. “This amazing technology definitely helped save a mother and her child from a very violent situation.” – NY Post
Let’s all go buy Amazon echos right now – because when seconds count, Amazon will make sure the cops are minutes away.
ALL HAIL AMAZON
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