"Quite honestly, we see this a lot," said a spokesman from iRobot told the Guardian.
A neuroscientist named Becca, who didn't want her full name published in the Guardian, claims to have witnessed a poohpocalypse approximately five to 10 times over the past two years.
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Marine biologist Jonathan told the Guardian that the first time it happened, he came home to find "tread-marks of caked-in poop all over the house."
The first time.
The best advice the spokesperson could offer was to not schedule a cleaning during times that coincide with a pet's bathroom needs.
"With animals anything can happen," he said.
When asked whether the Roomba could be designed to avoid poo piles in the future, the spokesperson said that their engineers are always looking for ways to improve the robotic vacuum cleaner's design.
He suggested that engineers could add a sniff sensor or some kind of sh*t-recognition system.
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For Jesse Newton, those empty promises have come too late.
He first caught a whiff of the disaster that lay outside his bedroom door when his three-year-old son crawled into bed at 3:00 a.m. smelling of the bowels of hell.
Newton couldn't have known what calamity lay ahead, what the carpet shampooer and bleach and the rolls of paper towels wouldn't stand a chance against. He couldn't know he was about to face the thing that "would make Satan shudder in revulsion."
Can any of us know? For those with a Roomba and a pet, beware. You've been warned.