(Screenshot from video submitted by Kathy Erickson)

A resident in Gordon Head was shocked to find out that a suspected mailbox thief had licked her doorbell camera before disappearing into the night.

Yes, you read that correctly. 

The incident happened at around 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 17th, and a recording shows the suspect licking the doorbell camera, and then proceeding to also lick her hand before rubbing the railing. 

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Shortly after the incident, the resident contacted Saanich Police who arrived on the scene about 20 minutes later.

Nothing has been reported stolen from the mailbox, but the homeowner tells Victoria Buzz that she “diligently cleaned the doorbell and railing with Lysol”, upon seeing the recording. 

Incidents of strange doorbell licking were also recorded in Florida and California earlier this year, resulting in videos that went viral.

Victoria Buzz has reached out to Saanich Police to ask if there have been similar incidents in the area, but they were unable to comment as of the time of publication. 

If you recognize the woman in the video or have any information that could help solve this case contact Saanich Police at 250-475-4321. 

Here is the video of the suspect: