A fuming mum who woke up find a man had crept into her house ‘for a number two’ in her toilet claims the police will not take action despite him being caught on CCTV.
Kirsty MacDonald was asleep on her sofa when she was disturbed by the sound of her upstairs loo flushing, and then saw a figure shoot down the stairs and through her unlocked front door.
When the 36-year-old sniffed out a “horrible” stench still lingering from the bathroom she realised what the brazen intruder had actually done, yet she’s been left disgusted that she claims the police “don’t want to know” and it isn’t a crime.
Her front door camera footage shows a cap-wearing intruder calling a pal over from the main road just past 2am on Saturday, June 26 and exclaiming he “needs a s**t”.
The sniggering pal watches on with an empty glass in his hand as his friend opens the door and enters the property to do his mucky business, even audibly passing wind as he loiters over the threshold.
When Kirsty informed the cops the next morning she claims she could hear them laughing on the other end of the line and they later “refused to take the names and addresses” of the perpetrators who were identified as a result of her Facebook post.
As West Midlands Police have reportedly confirmed the incident is not being dealt with as a crime, the baffled mum believes this means they think the brazen act is “okay”.
Kirsty, from Brierley Hill, West Midlands, said: “I think it’s disgusting to be honest. [The police] haven’t even gone round just to have a word [with him] and say ‘you can’t do things like that’.
“This sort of shows the police think it’s okay for people to wander into other people’s houses if their doors are unlocked. I just find that a little bit crazy.
“We’ve all had a drink before, and I understand I did leave the door unlocked by accident, but you can’t just go into someone’s home and use the toilet. It’s really, really distressing.
“I’ve done all the police work for them really. From Facebook I’ve got names and addresses and I even know one lad’s face through a mutual friend. Facebook has done a better job than the police.
“It felt like they put the blame on me because my door was unlocked. When I rang up I could hear the woman laughing on the phone to the sergeant. I feel like they haven’t taken it seriously at all.
“They weren’t interested in the information I’ve got. I told them I had the names and addresses of the lads and they didn’t want to know. The lady just said ‘I’ll leave that with you’.
“All they said was, ‘in future, lock your door’ and that was exactly how it was worded. They brushed it off. They haven’t given me any legal advice at all, and they’ve not been helpful one bit.
“They gave me a form to fill out to make a complaint [about them] and I am in the middle of doing that. It lowers your trust in the police in general.”
Since Kirsty posted screengrabs of the pair on Facebook, the shameful toilet user has messaged her to apologise, claiming he “didn’t know she was in” – but she believes he did.
The hairdresser, who was home alone when she left the front door open and fell asleep on the sofa, was left shaken and disgusted by the rude act which even forced her to bleach the toilet that night before she went to bed in shock.
Kirsty said: “It’s an invasion of privacy. Your home is meant to be your safe space and this is just disrespectful. I’d fallen asleep watching the telly and the commotion must have started to wake me up then I heard the toilet flush and a man run down the stairs. I was confused so I said ‘who are you? What are you doing?’ but they ran off.
“I went round to check if anyone else was still inside, then looked around to see if anything else had gone missing and you could smell it coming from the toilet. It was horrible. I knew exactly what it was.
“There was nothing left in the toilet, but I put bleach down it straight away and used some air freshener to get rid of the smell.
“I couldn’t get my head around the fact that two strangers had come into my home and used the toilet. They spent about ten minutes in and out of the house laughing and joking. They must have been in the pub but there’s a 24-hour shop opposite so I think they’d been there to carry on their night.
“You’d like to feel safe in your own home. But I’m really shaken up by it. I was upset at the time. I was going to ring 999 but it just sounds so silly, so I didn’t. But it does affect you. We’ve had to laugh at it. That night I was really shaken up. You couldn’t make it up really, could you? But I do think the police should go and see them and tell them it’s wrong.”
Kirsty is relieved that the intruders only used the toilet considering her son Reagan Cooper, nine, has a PlayStation 5 in his room.
She added: “It’s a good job Reagan was with his dad because if they’d have woken him up on the landing it’d have petrified him.
“I’ve had to explain to him that the door has to be locked at all times now. 99 percent of the time that door is locked but that one percent happened to be this time.”
Kirsty lives just a few hundred metres from the local pub but she says she’s never had any trouble from punters before, and particularly not that early in the morning.
Her Facebook post has racked up more than 200 reactions and it led to the identification of the brazen intruders.
Kirsty’s Facebook post said: “These men have been in my home while I was asleep and took a s**t. I want to find out who these are.”
Replies included one saying: “The dirty tramps need to have their faces shoved in it.”
Another wrote: “That’s so frightening, hope you are ok”
A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: “We were contacted by a woman after two men entered her address through an unsecure front door and used her toilet facilities at just before 8am on 26 June.
“The information provided by the caller was that the men were unknown and no theft or damage had occurred.
“She then attended a police station to make a complaint of trespass. She was offered home security tips and advice around the civil case process.”