“She sat there and stared at us on top of the roof, so we left,” she said.
The family eventually came home. But when they went to bed, they discovered the raccoons had made their way inside. Shamley’s daughter was the witness.
"She just let out a like a killer scream like somebody was chasing her with a knife," the mother told WHBQ.
Shamley called her landlord for help. She said the landlord told her to call pest control.
Getting the unwanted guests out would have cost her hundreds of dollars, and that was not an option.
“I feel like I shouldn't have to pay that because they came in through a hole that was leaking that's been leaking for months, and if he would've fixed it this would've never happened,” Shamley explained.
WHBQ's Scott Madaus went from room to room in the house. He eventually found the raccoons. A mother and her babies were sitting in the bathtub.
"We were thinking it was one… and it's like a whole family of raccoons," Shamley said.
Madaus called the owner of the home. Midway through their conversation, the phone was disconnected.
For now, Shamley and her children are staying with other family members.