Kids Comandeer Vacant Foreclosed Home To Host Bakersrfield Beer Bash
- Another unruly party broke out in a vacant Bakersfield home [last] Saturday night, and this time a youth was beaten unconscious and two others were badly hurt, according to neighbors who witnessed the attacks. The party [...] followed one night after a report of teenagers and young adults breaking into a foreclosed Southwest home to stage a large bash. Together, the events could suggest a troubling trend of young people using vacant houses to throw unsupervised parties.
- Teenagers living near the house said the party was organized by a so-called party crew that scouted out the location the night before and were charging young men $3 a head to enter, and that young women got in free.
- [One neighbor] said the partygoers did not appear to be gang members. “Gang members wouldn’t have thrown rocks,” he said. “They would have shot you.” [...] The house has sat empty for months, [the neighbor] said. A “for sale” sign, now knocked down, had been posted out front. [...] At a separate party early Saturday [...], about 50 teenagers and young adults broke into a foreclosed home and threw a raging party. Neighbors said police dispersed the partygoers, but not before some made off with the home’s high-end appliances.
For more, see Partiers trash second home (Vacant house selected by ‘party crew,’ three injured).See also, KGET-TV Channel 17 report: Teens break into foreclosed home, steal appliances.
For an earlier post on kids using vacant foreclosures to host beer bashes, keg parties, etc., see Colorado Cops Bust Boulder Beer Bash.
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