A California man is caught on camera licking a stranger's doorbell

SALINAS, Calif. (CNN) - Doorbell cameras allow you to see your visitors more clearly, but on California family found out there are some things that can't be unseen.

Police in Salinas, California have identified a suspect they say was caught on camera licking a doorbell and milling around the front yard of a stranger's house for three hours.

A security camera captured the incident and notified the homeowners who were out of town at the time.

Authorities say the footage has helped them identify the man, but he is not in custody. Investigators say he could face a number of charges.