Video footage shows teens who BROKE INTO $8M Florida mansion hosting wild party and boxing match
WALTON, FLORIDA: In an insane incident Florida teens broke into an $8 million home, throwing a house party and posting videos on social media showing the wild scene. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called early Saturday to a home on Blackwater Street in the unincorporated master-planned community of Watercolor, near Seaside, for a noise complaint which means that the young adults broke into the house the previous night, that is Friday, June 17.
On the arrival of the officers, most of the partygoers had left the scene, but videos circulating on Snapchat, Instagram, and other social media platforms revealed to law enforcement how revelers had set up a boxing match in the mansion’s foyer. Teens could be seen howling, drinking alcohol, smoking, and blaring music.
“An open house party is against the law,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post on Monday, June 21, sharing videos of the party highlights. “An open house party in a home you break into is a burglary.” Authorities mentioned how house owners had no connection with the young adults who took it upon themselves to break into the house for a massive wild party.
“Apart from the damage caused and the items stolen, it’s a complete violation of someone’s home that you can’t put a price on. The feeling when you know someone went into your closet, tried on your clothes, and used your bathroom doesn’t have a dollar amount attached to it,” the sheriff’s office wrote. “Especially in a place where you’re supposed to feel safe.” "Before anyone says, this is just kids being kids, we want you to ask yourself how you would feel if your home was ransacked and your sense of peace and security was taken from you", the post further read.
The sheriff’s office warned that Snapchat is not private and can be subpoenaed. The post included several images taken from Snapchat showing a large crowd smiling for pictures with drinks in hand. One photo showed a male taking a selfie wearing a handful of gold rings he found in the home.
The majority of the teens could be seen recording the scenes from the party, two males were equipped with boxing gloves, and took swings at one another in the foyer.
“You may think it is if you are a teenager or someone in their early 20s, and you are not yet worldly,” the post said. “Your friends will snitch. Word gets out. You’ll be tagged in pics on the Gram.” “Before you say, ‘they might not have known,’ ask yourself if what was taking place was appropriate (or legal) regardless if they had permission to be there (which they did not),” the post continued. “Before making an excuse for these kids, ask why they felt they could do this in the first place.”
“Here’s our ask; if you were there, know someone who was there, were invited, knows who circulated the flyer for the party (yes, we know about that too) you are asked to come forward,” the sheriff’s office wrote. “DO YOURSELF A FAVOR and let us know. Come clean and give us the information we need to hold those responsible…So, what’s ‘the move’?”