Someone needs to explain to teenagers that a “for sale” sign in a front yard doesn’t mean a home is abandoned, and it definitely doesn’t mean you can invite a few hundred of your friends over for a party.
This is exactly what happens to the house of Mike Cox near Parker wherein hundred of teenagers invaded his home while he went out with his wife to dinner on Saturday night.
After spending the night, they came home to their house only to find out hundreds of teenagers throwing a rager. We’re talking beer cans in the light fixtures, champagne on the ceiling rager. The poor dogs who live there are even traumatized.
The pair were hoping to sell their million-dollar home and take advantage of the booming real estate market. The day of renovations had been particularly grueling because it was all about putting the finishing touches on the place, which takes a lot of effort and attention to detail.
According to reports, the couple spends thousands of dollars on the home renovation, and now thousands of dollars worth of damage and stolen items from the home which the couple describes as heartbreaking.
The initial group of teens invited fifty friends in through the home’s backdoor. However, news traveled fast, and soon as many as three hundred teenagers were using Cox’s home as their dumping ground for good times. They littered the place with beer cans, half-eaten food, and lots of other junk. They also danced on the countertops and did other things that ruined the hard work that Cox and his wife had put into their home’s renovations.
“There’s a video of 5, 6 kids on top of this countertop, squirting champagne all over my house,” Cox said in an interview with CBS Denver.
Cox and his wife don’t know how the teens found their home. However, they believe that they might have learned about it after viewing the property on a real estate site where it was listed for sale for $1,500,000.
When Cox was interviewed after the fact, he says his initial reaction was 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 is prepared to take the teens to court.
“We’re going to go after them with everything we can legally to make this right,” he said. “I want them prosecuted. I want them arrested. I want them to have to pay for the damage that they’ve done.”
On top of it all, the group of teens snapchatted videos from the party, leaving incriminating evidence for authorities to sort through. So far, a few of the violators have been arrested and are facing charges of underage drinking and burglarizing private property.