Supposedly inspired by that party movie Project X, and probably more influenced by their own impressionable roller coaster hormones, teenagers are doing teenage things, only bigger, badder and from the sounds of it, a lot more fun... and illegal. Hundreds of teenagers are flocking to parties at vacant mansions planned using Google and Twitter.
In the past month, three parties have been held at vacant multimillion dollar homes in California. Most recently, a $US5 million, 1000sqm mansion was the party spot to 400 teenagers who, according to 10News, were using drugs and alcohol and dancing to a live DJ when the police raided the house and shut it down. The home owner and property manager had no clue about what was going on, only saying they found the house in ruins after the busted rager:
"The house was trashed. Vomit, cigarette butts, bottles everywhere. I no longer list homes as "vacant" because they just googled vacant homes, and they found it"
The police agree that it's getting a little out of hand, saying:
"One house there was holes kicked in the dry wall. Damages were at 50 grand. Deputies rolled up and the kids were jumping off 12 feet balconies."
Pretty epic! And also pretty foolish. Though it's sort of clever to use Google to find vacant homes to host your party spot, it's definitely not clever to use your own personal Twitter account to spread the word. If you want to keep the party going (and keep yourself out of trouble), don't use your own Twitter handle. Invent one like @MillionDollarMansionParties or something. Other than that, kids will be kids. Dumb and dangerous, on top of the world yet not understanding consequences. [10News]