In the age of social media, it seems like a never-ending cycle of wild parties, often organized without the knowledge or consent of the property owners. Recently, hundreds of uninvited teenagers broke into a Texas family’s home for a “mansion rager” party that was promoted on social media without the homeowners’ knowledge.
The Austin homeowner said he rushed home last Saturday night and found “car after car after car just trying to flee the scene.” The party was reportedly promoted on the social media app SnapChat, where it was described as a “mansion rager.”
When the homeowner pulled up to his house, he found the front gate was broken, all the lights were on, the front door was wide open, and other areas in the home were damaged by the drunken teenagers. “They had beer cans, the seltzer cans, like White Claw. I saw they had thrown like avocados at the wall, there was damage to sheetrock and baseboards. They had thrown tools through the sheetrock of our garage. They had my daughter’s toys scattered around the property,” the homeowner said.
The homeowner said some of the partiers left articles of clothing behind, showing they attended schools from all over the area. This wasn’t a case of local students knowing a classmate’s parents weren’t home for the weekend – the family only has a toddler who isn’t in the local school system yet.
The Travis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident and calling members of the public with information on the case to come forward. The sheriff’s office said the investigation is ongoing and there are no updates at this time.
This isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Last year, teenagers broke into an $8 million home in Santa Rosa for a wild party. In addition to breaking in, the suspects were accused of stealing a $1,500 bottle of wine, a $3,500 Yves Saint Laurent purse, and a football signed by Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Peyton Manning.
It’s important to note that these types of break-ins and vandalism can cause thousands of dollars in damages, not to mention the emotional trauma these families endure after their homes have been violated. It’s also important to realize that there is a lack of consequences for these actions and that if we don’t get to the bottom of things like this, it could continue to happen.
In order to prevent these incidents from occurring, it’s important to educate teenagers on the consequences of their actions and to ensure that they understand the importance of respecting other people’s property. It’s also crucial to speak up if you have any information related to these types of incidents.
The situation in Texas is still under investigation, and it’s important to remember to contact the local authorities if you have any information that could help bring the perpetrators to justice.