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Hundreds of teens throws out of control party in for-sale home while owners grab dinner – tens of thousands of dollars of damage
A Colorado couple felt “violated” when they found hundreds of teenagers holding an out-of-control party in their home, according to reports.
Homeowner Mike Cox and his wife were out to dinner when they returned to find their home littered with partying youths and police assessing the situation, 7News Denver reported.
“I think we were targeted because our house was for sale on the market, and somebody saw it online and thought it was going to be empty. But it wasn’t,” Cox told 7News Denver. “Just rage. Felt violated. This is our home. It’s not just an empty house that’s for sale. It’s where we live.”
Cox’s description of the rowdy rager sounded like a scene straight out of the notorious beer-drenched party flick “Project X.”
“There were beer cans, liquor bottles, wine bottles, everywhere,” he told CBS Denver.
Windows and tiles were reportedly smashed, and the ceilings were stained with alcohol.
Cox also captured video of the drunken home-invaders standing on furniture while popping bottles of bubbly.
“There’s video of 5, 6 kids on top of this counter top, squirting champagne all over my house,” he said. “My wife was in tears. It was devastating.”
The couple’s dogs are also still traumatized from the ordeal, Cox said.
The home had undergone months of paint jobs and floor repairs in preparation for the sale, but due to the catastrophic damage, Cox said they will have to take it off the market.
“A lot of work we’ve done has been undone,” he told CBS Denver. “It’s tens of thousands of dollars.”
Cox told CBS4 a few of the miscreants have been arrested, and face charges of burglarizing and underage drinking.
“They don’t value anything. They don’t value people’s hard work, their property—any of it,” Cox said.