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Mum Horrified After Claiming Police Said It Was 'OK' For Man To Break Into Her Home For The Loo

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Mum Horrified After Claiming Police Said It Was 'OK' For Man To Break Into Her Home For The Loo

A mum was left frightened and horrified when a stranger crept into her home at night to use her toilet.

Kirsty MacDonald, 36, from West Midlands, was asleep on her sofa when she woke up to the sound of her toilet flushing, but before she could work out what was happening, a figure ran down the stairs and through her unlocked door.

When Kirsty could smell an unpleasant scent coming from the toilet, she discovered an intruder had gone for a number two!

But to Kirsty's horror, the mum says police "don't want to know".

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After looking at her front door camera footage, she saw an intruder calling a friend over from the main road just past 2am on Saturday, 26th June and exclaiming he "needs a s**t".

The friend watches on with an empty glass in hand, as his friend opens the door and enters the property.

But when Kirsty informed the cops the next morning, she says 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.

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Kirsty 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.

Kirsty was horrified when an intruder used the toilet in her home (Credit: Kennedy News and Media)
Kirsty was horrified when an intruder used the toilet in her home (Credit: Kennedy News and Media)

"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.

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"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.

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"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."

Kirsty couldn't believe someone had used her toilet while she was asleep (Credit: Kennedy News and Media)
Kirsty couldn't believe someone had used her toilet while she was asleep (Credit: Kennedy News and Media)

Since Kirsty shared her story, the man has messaged her to apologising, claiming he "didn't know she was in".

"It's an invasion of privacy. Your home is meant to be your safe space and this is just disrespectful," she said.

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"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 10 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."

Kirsty phoned the police after the incident (Credit: Kennedy News and Media)
Kirsty phoned the police after the incident (Credit: Kennedy News and Media)

Kirsty's son Reagan Cooper, nine, was with his dad on the night in question, which Kirsty is thankful for.

"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," she said.

"I've had to explain to him that the door has to be locked at all times now. 99 per cent of the time that door is locked but that one per cent happened to be this time."

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."

Featured Image Credit: Kennedy News and Media

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