Teen Throws Mother of All House Parties at Parent's Mansion, Causing $70,000 in Damages
byKaitlin StanfordMay 05, 2014
Ever returned home from a weekend away, only to find some telltale signs that your teen has thrown a party in your absence? Mysterious articles of clothing showing up in your laundry, an empty beer can found lodged beneath the sofa cushions... they never quite cover their tracks, do they?
But we're willing to bet whatever horror story you've got pales in comparison to that of a Canadian couple, who recently discovered their 17-year-old hosted a party for 2,000 party-goers. That's right, he let two thousand people into their house AT ONE TIME.
It all went down in the family's still-under-construction home, which just so happens to be a mansion. And while the teen did tell his mom in advance that he was "just having a few friends over," it seems he conveniently left out the part where he advertised about it on Twitter with the hashtag #MansionParty. (Which is apparently the best way to get people to come to your party, FYI.) By 9:30 p.m., hoards of teens had descended upon the mansion, where they literally stood shoulder-to-shoulder and created an insane scene that looked like this:
(If your stomach dropped seeing those kids perilously close to the edge of a staircase that doesn't yet have a railing, that's exactly the reaction we had.)
As you might imagine, 2,000 teenagers gathered in one space causes a bit of racket, and it wasn't too long before neighbors called the cops with a noise complaint. But battling a huge crowd of teenagers requires more than a couple officers, which is why Ontario police sent 60 cars to the house to break up the party.
The Record interviewed a few of the kids, including one 16-year-old named Nick, who said he learned about the party on social media, and once he arrived there was a line of cars—and a fully packed tour bus—waiting to get in. "I have seen something like this in the movies, but never in real life," he said. "There were hundreds of people here. Some people were climbing over ladders and smashing the windows. Some were drinking. Everyone wanted to get inside."
Once the crowds had been cleared and the teens were sent home to their parents, the damage was assessed. Between the broken windows, detached railings and utterly trashed state of the 5,000-square-foot home, the hefty price tag was estimated to be around $70,000. Looks like somebody's going to be paying off that debt in chores for life.
You can see the before, during and after snapshots of the home where the party took place over on the Daily Mail.