Ex-NFL star's home trashed by partying teens
Updated On: Sep 19 2013 10:25:09 AM CDT
A party in an empty, upstate New York home has prompted the homeowner - a former NFL star - to take action.
More than 300 teenagers showed up to party over Labor Day weekend in the home of former New England Patriots lineman Brian Holloway. The teens trashed the home and caused more than $20,000 in damages due to graffiti, broken windows and urine-soaked carpets, USA Today reports.
Holloway said his 19-year-old son alerted him to the party after receiving tweets about it the night of Aug. 31. Holloway then watched partygoers share pictures and tales of their exploits on Twitter and Facebook.
The party was broken up by police, but the property was trashed. Holloway said cleaners filled 10 55-gallon garbage bags with empty alcohol containers.
Holloway is now accepting donations and assistance in cleaning and fixing his house and has also started a website that publicly outed some of the young people at the party. The site is called Help Me Save 300 and is meant to not only hold those who destroyed his home accountable for their actions, but also to prevent the partygoers from going down the wrong path in life. Some of teenagers who attended the party have come to help Holloway clean his home this week.
The site has lead to contributions from the community, as well as the recovery of some stolen items, including a granite eagle that was the headstone from the grave of Holloway’s grandchild who died at birth. After Holloway posted a picture of a high-school student’s Twitter account that showed someone with the object, it was returned.