Robbers Marking on RoofTops

@nykel88 (1003)
Philippines
February 20, 2010 6:52pm CST
Yesterday I noticed a foul smell in the house. It smelled like pooped. We search for the disgusting smell and found it in the roof top. It was really pooped but not from an animal, from a person. My mom was in shocked and told us we better prepare because we have been Marked. I ask her marked by whom? She said Robbers. I opened my eyes as I don't have a clue. I'm not sure really but that night someone was really at the roof tops. We slept like 2 o clock in the morning just hear some noises but with God's help nothing happened. Does robbers mark your houses? Why does it have to be pooped..
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
21 Feb 10
Disgusting! I remember when we went for vacation few years ago, my shop was burgled and most of the valuables like tv, speakers and tapes were gone including my favorite addidas sports shoe. What these thieves left was their sh&t on the floor. The whole place stinks and the human sh&t was already hard when we arrived and it took us a lot of trouble washing the whole place. I don't understand why they leave their poops.
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@nykel88 (1003)
• Philippines
21 Feb 10
Hello zandi Wow how devastating. They even left a marked. Were the thieves caught? I'm sorry to hear about that.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
21 Feb 10
The case remain unsolved till today.
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
21 Feb 10
Perhaps it's there to mock you, or to so-to-speak insult the owner that they were able to get in the shop. But I doubt it's the same as 'marking' the next victim because human feces is just too strong not for the owners to notice. If it's a mark, it should be something that only the intended person would notice, right?
@abitcurious (1423)
• Philippines
21 Feb 10
That is quite weird. Thankfully I've never been robbed before. I've lost cellphones and wallet but that's because of my carelessness. What did the robbers take off with? Anyway I've heard of robbers eating in the kitchen while the people in the house were sleeping.
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@nykel88 (1003)
• Philippines
21 Feb 10
Hi abitcurious! Nothing! They weren't able to get in to the house but they were there. Maybe they sense that we woke up because of that foul smell.
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• Philippines
21 Feb 10
what a bunch of weird robbers, ruining a perfectly good heist
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Feb 10
Gross, I never heard of such a thing. Once we were burglarized and they used the toilet and they used one of my towels to wipe their backside. Double gross...
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@cream97 (29168)
• United States
11 Jul 10
Hi, dawnald. Now, that is is nasty@
• United States
21 Feb 10
I don't mean to laugh at this. But goodness I have never heard this in my life. I can't believe people are pooping on your roof. If it were true about robbers the world would be a shi*tty place.
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@nykel88 (1003)
• Philippines
21 Feb 10
I don't take it personally and yes it is kinda funny though but really there was someone in the roof top. I wonder if the robber had LBM before he came to robbed our place.. God Forbid we didn't get robbed.
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
21 Feb 10
Hahahaha! That's absolutely funny! Whoever did that wouldn't really go back, I guess. It's kind of a strange mark for someone who doesn't want to be known (like Robbers or Burglars) right? Just imagine, them sniffing for their poop to know where they'll strike next! Hahahaha! Hmmmmh... Perhaps it was someone crazy or perhaps it was thrown away to mock your home. But I doubt it's robbers.
@TAZNEM (656)
• Philippines
21 Feb 10
hahaha thats a good one, the sniffing the poop robber gang, oh man that is hilarious
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@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Feb 10
nykel88 this does sound pretty bizarre and how would their so called marking be seen unless they were in a treetop or flying a low helicopter or some such. and planes and helicopters make an ungodly amou nt of noise., I think your mom is incorrect as that would make no sense pooping on a roof top, how is anyone going to see it? they would have to come up into your house to get to the roof, oh give me a break, this is not for real. they were just being distructive and stupid. No Robbers do not mark houses that way, thats really rather bizarre. I do not understand why your mom would think that using poop to mark a roof top would make an y common sense. like I said you would not be able to see it unless you swung out on a high treetop like amonkey.
@nykel88 (1003)
• Philippines
21 Feb 10
Probably, but if you do live here in the Philippines the area is congested and some houses here are too near or mainly its connected but it has different family inside it. Our house has our own barrier of course. The walls are high with broken glasses on it but somehow someone manages to do that. I mean we hear footsteps at times when I'm alone in the rooftops. So possibly my mom thought it was a robber, this isn't the first time that happened to us. But bizarre yes I agree. I don't even know why would they live a poop mark.
@KrauseHome (35277)
• United States
19 Aug 10
Wow!! I have never heard of something like this, but I am sure anything is possible. In reality when you Stop to think about it, strange things are usually bound to happen if someone is watching your house, or has it marked and targeted for a house to rob if someone really is out to rob you. That is why they say we need to be aware of all surroundings at all times, and not be afraid to report anything suspicious out there as well. Glad to hear everything turned out OK.
@cream97 (29168)
• United States
11 Jul 10
Hi, nykel88 This is hilarious! I have never heard of this before! What would compel someone to poop on another person's roof?? This is so sick! For you to smell their poop, it must have been some strong poop! Yuck! How sick can someone be?
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
22 Feb 10
That is very odd indeed and I have never heard of a robber marking a rooftop so that they can come back to rob it. Though it be disgusting, I would have cleaned the poop off and hope that the robber forgot my house! How terrible that a person would do such a thing. How did you prepare?
21 Feb 10
I've never heard of this disgusting practice, but marking houses to leave a message is not uncommon. Beggars and travellers sometimes leave a mark at a house where they have been given money or food, so that others know they will get a favourable response. They have a "code" in some areas e.g. a circle with a cross means it could be dangerous to approach this homeowner, or a wavy line in a circle means you'll get nothing here, while a plain circle means the resident is generous. As for leaving poop on a roof - I can't even begin to imagine what this might mean but burglars have been known to leave this particular "calling card" after ransacking a house. Maybe, a burglar was "casing" the area i.e. studying an area to see where he might be able to break in and he was caught short!
@TAZNEM (656)
• Philippines
21 Feb 10
hahaha that is really funny!! am sorry but i couldn't help it.. honestly i dont think a arobber will mark a target house with poop.. why because it increases the chance that people inside wont sleep at all because of the bad smell. and people should be asleep before robbers robs the house you know.. maybe its just a prank from a neighbor who has a twisted sense of humor
@May2k8 (4777)
• Indonesia
21 Feb 10
robbers usually take the valuables things in our house, after reading your post they were on the roof. I think what they're there, and it ever happened to me their feet muddy and contaminate the rest of my house and they took the television and the scissors but through the window of the house. More strangely they are not after money which is in the closet.
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
21 Feb 10
Yes, they do mark your house. But in my country they mark it with bottles or paper, whatever the new trend in their little world is. But human poop, that is disgusting. I think your robbers have a mental problem. Just keep your eyes open. TATA.
@xenobane (205)
• Canada
21 Feb 10
This is really disgusting, no one deserved to have feces on their roof, or anywhere near their house. I am sure your window and doors are very secure, otherwise the "theif" won't consider going on the rooftop. Such "marking" is unheard of for me, as I usually live in big apartment building, so is hard for thief to climb that high outside, however in China there are reports of thiefs climb up to as high as 16 floors! just from the outside water pipes and air condition units. I don't know the exact layout of you house so is hard to say how tall is your roof, or if there are any window on there. Perhaps you can try to have your roof window barred, is just to make sure no unwanted visotrs will ever enter there. You can also buy some cheap security device for your window or doors, they will sound loud alarm when someone tries to open your window/door. There are also films to stick on your window to make them harder to shatter by blunt force, therefore make it harder to break by theifs. Your house should be the place where you can relax, but threatened by unwanted visitors. If there are more reports of simliar "marking" around your neighbours, maybe you should consider increase your household security.