A WORD TO THE WISE...
Scary? Yes. Maddening? Yes. Violated? Yes.
Another sorry sign of the times. Disrespectful youth taking advantage of other people's property. Completely brazen activity that constitutes a "good time" at the expense of hard-working homeowners - or, as the case may be - home sellers...
LAS VEGAS (KSNV NEWS3LV) — A Las Vegas realtor is fuming after some brazen teenagers broke into her empty home for sale and threw parties. It was all caught on camera over the weekend. It happened near Tenaya Way and Farm Road in the northwest part of the valley. The videos are now with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
You can see teenagers taking over a home they don’t belong in. It’s a break-in that stunned even longtime realtor Brandy White Elk. She owns Innovative Real Estate Strategies.
“There's a few individuals who jump this wall right here, opening the door and letting people in,” said White Elk. “They broke into this door and were crawling through the doggy door. They busted out the panel of the doggy door."
The videos are unsettling to watch. You can see strangers walking through the $730,000 home White Elk is trying to sell. The strangers are young.“You just go, what are you doing? You look in here and say, you've got to have some kind of respect,” White Elk said. “This is obviously not making good decisions. You're young adults. You should know better."
The videos show the young adults standing around in the entry way. They keep coming. Once inside the empty home, it’s party time.
“We have footage of the entire weekend!” said White Elk.
It was all caught on eight security cameras throughout the home.
“This (front) door probably had a good 30-40 faces walking through it. They were hanging out here,” she said. “They were bringing in cases of beer. We can see cases coming through. We can see them smoking in here."At one point, the teenagers set off firecrackers in the kitchen.“Setting off fireworks inside a house? Your parents would not allow you to set off fireworks in your house. You could've set the house on fire!” said White Elk.
Later, some of them try and take the security cameras down. In one video, you can see someone use a stake to smash a camera. Another person tries to knock down a camera with a shoe.
“They were looking right into the cameras trying to figure out how to turn them the other direction,” noted White Elk.
White Elk wants police to identify the young adults in the video. She also wants to know where their parents were during the break-in.
“To see something like this happen on my watch, it's very disappointing,” she said.
PARKER, Colo. — Authorities have arrested six juveniles in connection to a home burglary and party at a home in Parker, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.
Videos surfaced on social media earlier this week of teenagers breaking into a home for sale and throwing a party inside.
Homeowner Mike Cox said the teens broke in while he was out to dinner. They trashed the home, leaving beer, liquor and wine bottles around the home.“I’m thinking they thought our house was empty because it’s for sale,” Cox said.
Cox said he estimates there was around 200 kids in the home causing thousands in damage. Authorities will not release the names or charges because the suspects are underage. The sheriff’s office is continuing to look for additional suspects. Cox plans to hold the teens accountable for their actions.