A mum claims to have been left ‘shaken’ after two intruders walked into her home and used her toilet as she slept.
Kirsty MacDonald was asleep on her sofa when she woke up to the sound of her upstairs loo flushing, but before she could investigate a figure ran downstairs and through her unlocked front door.
The 36-year-old instantly thought she’d been burgled, yet when she found all her valuables were still there but a stench was still lingering she realised the brazen intruder had actually used her loo.
Her front door camera footage shows a cap-wearing ‘disrespectful’ intruder calling a pal over from the main road just past 2am on Saturday, June 26 and exclaiming he ‘needs a s *t’.
The pal watches on with an empty glass in his hand as friend enters the property and audibly passes wind as he loiters over the threshold.
Single mum-of-one Kirsty considered ringing 999 but felt ‘too silly’ to call the police.
But when she did eventually inform them, claims she could hear them laughing on other end of the line.
Since she posted screen grabs of the men on Facebook, the shameful toilet user has messaged her to apologise, claiming he ‘didn’t know she was in’
Kirsty, from Brierley Hill, West Midlands, 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 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.”
Hairdresser Kirsty is relieved the intruder used only the toilet and did not steal any belongings such as her son’s PlayStation 5 which was in his room.
But she feels let down by police and doesn’t believe they took the incident seriously.
Kirsty said:”[The police] keep saying I should lock the door next time, but it’s easy to say that in hindsight.
“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.
Kirsty lives just a few hundred metres from the local pub but she says she’s never had any trouble from punters before.
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 sh*t. I want to find out who these are.”
West Midlands Police have been contacted for comment.