A sweet sixteen celebration advertised through Twitter and Facebook attracted about 750 teens to a Solon, Ohio, golf course pavilion on July 20. But when an anonymous tip led police to the "Electro Foam" party, several partygoers ended up in handcuffs.
“Our officers responded, they found juveniles everywhere, a lot of juveniles in cars, they saw evidence of alcohol, marijuana usage, just a lot of kids doing things they shouldn’t be doing,” Lt. Bruce Felton told Fox 8 News.
Five teenage adults were charged and five juveniles were detained, local ABC affiliate News 5 reports.
The older teens and their charges are as follows:
Timothy Duran, 18, of Solon, and Andrew Krall, 19, of Pennsylvania, were charged with drug abuse. Michael O’Maley, 18, of Shaker Heights, was charged with underage consumption. Cameron Greene, 19, of Macedonia, was charged with underage possession of alcohol, obstructing official business and illegal possession of drug paraphernalia. Michael Paul, 19, of Macedonia, was charged with underage possession of alcohol.
Five juveniles were also taken into custody and are now facing charges including curfew violation, underage consumption of alcohol, disorderly conduct and drug abuse, the Sun News reports.
Video shot during the event and posted on YouTube shows a massive dance party and laser show, complete with scantily-clad teens drenched in the ubiquitous foam.
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According to Fox 8, a 16-year-old and his mother rented the space, and the teen charged partygoers $10.
The station tracked down the stepfather of one of the teens facing charges. The parent said he had no idea that kind of behavior was going on in his town.
“Kids will be kids, but that’s not an excuse for them to do that...," the man told Fox 8.
Nevertheless, a seemingly unrepentant message now attached to the beginning of the YouTube video blames the media for "exaggerating" the party's lawlessness and promises: "Next party coming soon."
Adults charged in the bash are due in court on Aug. 8.