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Teens throwing party in vacant home caught on camera

Posted at 11:33 AM, Jul 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-14 17:01:43-04

A home for sale near Tenaya Way and Farm Road has been turned into a party house after teenagers broke in at least three times last weekend. And it was all caught on surveillance video.

13 Action News blurred the faces of the vandals because many of them are underage. 

Brandy White Elk owns Innovative Real Estate Strategies. She's trying to sell the home.

"I was extremely angry," she said. "To see kids breaking into a vacant house, throwing parties and vandalizing it is just not okay."

Even though signs read "No Trespassing" and warn of security cameras, several different groups of teens made themselves at home and threw a pool party.

Footage shows one boy wildly swiping at a surveillance camera. Another shows a girl struggling to climb the fence into the backyard. Vandals did thousands of dollars in damage, and at one point, possibly snuck in alcohol.

"Some of them have no business drinking alcohol, much less bringing cases of beer into a party," said White Elk.

"They shouldn't be able to do that," said  Guerdon Brocksum, who lives across the street. "They're teenagers, so what are their parents doing about this?"

White Elk wants the kids and their parents to be held accountable.

"It's not okay," she said. "Something needs to be done."

After White Elk posted the video on social media, several people identified the teens. She says she'll let the police handle the rest.