Stephentown 300 arrests have been made in the raucous teen party heard ’round the world (thanks to the vandals’ own social media accounts).
According to Fox23News.com, police said six people between the ages of 17 and 21 years old were arrested Thursday for involvement in the house party and vandalism at former NFL player Brian Holloway’s Stephentown, New York, home.
However, some so-called parents — names withheld — are still threatening to sue the victim for what their
little scumbags children did because Holloway had the audacity to post the teens’ own social media pics on his website, www.helpmesave300.com.
Teenagers partied and destroyed Holloway’s home over Labor Day weekend, after they broke into the house to throw a huge soiree.
Holloway, who played for the Raiders and Patriots, has revealed that the Stephentown 300 teenagers caused over $20,000 worth of damage.
He was in Tampa, Florida, for the holiday, when his son revealed that he had noticed tweets informing him of a party inside their home in upstate New York.
The ex-footballer told CNN, “I thought it was a joke. I’m looking at these tweets and they’re saying, ‘I’m partying with the NFL,’ ‘I’ve never seen so much alcohol in my life,’ ‘I can’t wake her up,’ ‘Oh, we’re being busted,’ ‘We gotta hide,’ ‘Get rid of all the drugs’.”
By the time Holloway had contacted police, the damage was already done. Partiers had stolen various items, spray-painted the walls, and even made off with an eagle memorial for his stillborn grandson.
The memorial has since been returned and the three people, who allegedly stole it, were charged with felony Grand Larceny, according to police.
Holloway contacted the teenagers to help him clean up his home, as he is set to host a picnic for 1,000 military people. Fifty volunteers eventually arrived, and helped him to clean, but only four of them were from the party.
(Also, one tearful mother apologized to Holloway outside the courtroom on Thursday. To put these pitiful mea culpas in perspective, investigators have said that between 100 and 200 of the Stephentown 300 will face charges. That’s a regret rate of about 2.5 to 5 percent.)
Holloway continued, “We had learned that they had broken in. They used a couple of different ways to enter the house. They broke and kicked in a couple windows. They came in through one back door. They took a ladder and came in through the window. I blew past furious to what’s important: How do we save these 300 lives that thought this was a good idea?”
Holloway would rather have the kids take responsibility for their actions, apologize, and get off the long road to ruin than press charges, but he hasn’t ruled it out.
Nevertheless, for some imbecile “parents,” Holloway is to blame for compromising the anonymity of their youngsters’ criminal behavior. One mother even told Fox23News.com that she planned on taking legal action against Holloway.
(Can we PLEASE pass a law now that any parent, who would actually sue a victim over their child’s criminal activity, automatically gets their child taken from them and placed into the foster care system? Seems fair.)
The case is certainly a sad statement on the decline of parenting in the US. Parents — in this case, more than 95 percent of them — have tried to strip away the concepts of shame, punishment, and taking responsibility for one’s own actions.
Unfortunately, they don’t realize that even if their hooligans escape legal action, the only thing they’re not saving them from are repercussions. In other words, the “real world” will eventually eat these kids alive, and when that happens, it will be, 100 percent, their parents’ fault.
Everyone today talks about the sad state of the world and how the country is going to hell in a hand basket. To the parents of the Stephentown 300, the next time you hear yourself stating a similar sentiment, we say this: “Congratulations. You’re the reason.”
Do you think the Stephentown 300 parents should face criminal charges and/or be held financially liable for what their little morons did?
[Image via HelpMeSave300.com]