A New Mexico man found himself behind bars after allegedly beating his girlfriend and threatening to kill her - when he mistakenly called the cops on himself. How would he be able to accidentally to do that? Ask Alexa. YASS ALEXA!!!
According to KRQE in Albuquerque, 28-year-old Eduardo Barros and his girlfriend were house-sitting a home on July 2 when Barros got upset when his girlfriend received a text message.
It was reported that he became angry and accused her of cheating on him. When the dispute turned physical, Barros allegedly pulled a gun and threatened to kill the woman and then asked the question: “Did you call the sheriffs?”
The sheriff told the New York Post that question was inadvertently picked up by an Amazon smart speaker, and the voice-powered virtual assistant recognized the phrase and called 911. During this whole escalation, Alexa, the Amazon device, was connected to a landline and the call was made.
The Post obtained an arrest warrant that said when 911 called her phone, Barros threw her to the floor and kicked her at least 10 times in the face and stomach. Barros was arrested at the home after a negotiation team and SWAT were called to the residence. He was ordered to be held without bail on charges of possession of a firearm, aggravated battery, and false imprisonment.
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