Hundreds of teens break into Texas family home, throw 'mansion rager'
The unidentified homeowner said he arrived home last Saturday after receiving multiple phone calls from their neighbors about the ongoing party
February 21, 2023 7:37am
Updated: February 21, 2023 7:37am
Hundreds of teenagers broke into a family home in Austin, Texas to throw a “mansion rager” party last Saturday that was promoted on social media without the owner's knowledge, causing thousands of dollars in damages.
The unidentified homeowner said he arrived home last Saturday after receiving multiple phone calls from their neighbors about the ongoing party.
"We started receiving numerous phone calls from our neighbors that there were kids on our water tower on our property, there were cars up and down the street, and kids were hopping over the front of our fence," the Austin homeowner told Fox 7.
When the homeowner arrived at his house, he found that his front gate had been yanked open, the lights were on, and several rooms inside the house had been 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 continued.
The party has been promoted on the social media application Snapchat and was described as a “mansion rager.” However, the organizers and the partygoers had no connection to the family whatsoever.
"It was horrifying. I mean, it was just [an] unbelievable total violation of one's privacy," the homeowner said.
"We have some articles of other kids that were out on the property, and it was from all the major high schools in the Greater Austin area. It was West Lake High, Vandegrift, Lake Travis, and Bowie, those are for certain," he continued.
The Travis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident. It is unknown why the house was targeted by the teenagers.