Approximately 1,500 teens ended up trashing a mansion after being invited to a party via Twitter. According to CNN, most of the teens attended the party in Brampton, Ontario after reading an invitation on Twitter and just deciding to show up at the under-construction mansion. The place was completely trashed before police arrived on the scene around 10 p.m.
According to NewsMax, the party was out of control and police officers were assaulted. The police were clearly outnumbered by the attendees, and although arrests were made, it’s unclear how many of the teens were actually taken into custody.
“Police reportedly received the first noise complaint at about 9:50 p.m. Friday. More than 60 tactical and K-9 units responded throughout the night for backup with officers on the scene until 5 a.m. Saturday.”
The 1,500 teens that trashed the mansion were “encouraged” to show up by the homeowner (though he probably didn’t think his place would get destroyed). Law enforcement official Thomas Ruttan said that no one was arrested for “trespassing” because it was actually the homeowner who invited people to come in the first place. According to KMOV.com, the damages totaled a whopping $70,000. The 5000-sq. ft. mansion was turned into a nightclub, complete with loud music and flowing alcohol — but filling the space with over 1,000 rowdy teens probably wasn’t what was intended. Or maybe… it was.
The #MansionParty is looking really reckless pic.twitter.com/M8pKtyJvDd
— #ChampionSound (@TheRealDjSkelly) May 3, 2014
Thomas Ruttan warned of the dangers of social media party invites:
“We want to make the public aware that social media may not be the best place to advertise the party simply because we’re not really aware of just how far-reaching social media really is.”
Perhaps the 1,500 teens didn’t want to trash the mansion intentionally, but when you mix a lot of people in a small space and include favorite party past-times (like drinking, daring, etc.), good things can’t possibly occur. However, you can bet that some of the kids in attendance thought they were having the best night of their lives — they did make headline news after all. Many have been tweeting about the shindig using the hashtag “#MansionParty.”
House parties can easily get out of control, no matter who you are or who attends. As previously reported by Inquisitr.com, Justin Bieber had police show up at his place due to a complaint filed while he was throwing a house party. That one wasn’t advertised on Twitter, however.
[Photo courtesy of Twitter]