A woman has been left terrified in her own home after an intruder snuck in to her house to use her toilet as she slept.
Kirsty MacDonald was asleep on her sofa when she woke up to the sound of her upstairs loo flushing.
She awoke to see a stranger run downstairs and out through the unlocked front door where they had entered.
The 36-year-old has since slammed police for not investigating the intrusion as officers say ‘it’s not a crime‘.
Two men were caught on CCTV on the property’s doorstep, with the front door camera footage showing the ‘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 sniggering pal watches on with an empty glass in his hand as his cap-wearing friend opens the door and enters the property to do his mucky business.
The footage even captures the man audibly passing wind as he loiters over the threshold.
Kirsty MacDonald was asleep on her sofa when she woke up to the sound of her upstairs loo flushing after an intruder snuck in and used her bathroom
Two men were caught on CCTV on the property’s doorstep, with the front door camera footage showing the ‘disrespectful’ intruder exclaiming he ‘needs a s**t’
When Kirsty called the police the next morning, she claims she could hear them laughing on the other end of the line.
She turned detective herself and posted the footage on social media in a bid to identify the culprits, but said officers later ‘refused to take the names and addresses’ of the perpetrators.
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.’
West Midlands Police confirmed the incident is not being dealt with as a crime.
Kirsty added: ‘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.
The ‘disrepectful’ man can be seen on the CCTV footage just past 2am on Saturday June 26
Hairdressr Kirsty is concerned the issue is not being investigated by police as officers say ‘it’s not a crime’
‘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’ve not been helpful one bit.’
Kirsty says she will be making a complaint to the force, as she feels they ‘haven’t taken it seriously at all’.
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, was left shaken and disgusted by the rude act.
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.’
Kirsty bleached the toilet and used some air freshener to get ride of the smell.
Kirsty bleached the toilet and used some air freshener to get ride of the smell after the intruder used the bathroom for his messy business
She said she was ‘shaken up’ by the incident, which she shared details of on social media in a bid to find the culprits, with others coming to her aid to suggest how ‘terrifying’ it must have been
‘I couldn’t get my head around the fact that two strangers had come into my home and used the toilet.
‘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.
‘I do think the police should go and see them and tell them it’s wrong.’
Hairdresser Kirsty is relieved that a number two was the only thing the intruders took, considering her son Reagan Cooper, nine, has a PlayStation 5 in his room.
Kirsty 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 per cent of the time that door is locked but that one per cent 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.
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.’