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September 24, 2014 at 6:11 AM

Home-alone teen calls police on his own party

PUYALLUP (AP) — Police say a Puyallup teen who thought it was a great idea to throw a party when his parents took a trip out of town wound up calling police on his own party after drunken teens broke down his back fence and “stampeded across a neighbor’s yard.”

KOMO-TV reports that police arrested 27 people for possession of alcohol at last weekend’s bash. Several dozen others were allowed to leave because they were over 21 or had not been drinking.

Police say the 16-year-old host got scared when the guests started destroying his parents’ property and getting into fights.

When officers from Pierce County’s multi-agency Party Intervention Patrol arrived just after midnight Saturday, they found about 70 young people.

Prosecutors say the house was littered with beer and liquor bottles and the home “had a strong odor of marijuana.”

Bonney Lake Police Sgt. Rob Hoag supervised the patrol. He says social media make it easy to turn a simple house party into chaos.

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