Teens use social media to document a party that destroyed a former NFL player’s home

1185161_10151780305557290_1706800487_nTeens use social media to document a party that destroyed a former NFL player’s home

In upstate New York, three hundred teenagers allegedly broke in and threw a party in the vacant home of former New England Patriot, Brian Holloway. Holloway learned of the break-in and vandalism not via the police, who cleared the teenagers from the house, but from his son, who had been notified about the party via Twitter.

The teenagers, most of whom fled when the police arrived, extensively documented their destruction online. Holloway collected the tweets and images and posted them on a site he calls “Help Me Save 300.”

“They were drinking (underage), doing drugs, selling drugs and destroying property,” he writes. “It looks like there was over $20,000 in damage to the home, and we’ve yet to determine the cost of all the items that were stolen.”

Among the items stolen was a granite statue of an eagle that the family intended to use as a headstone for Holloway’s grandson, who was stillborn. Police believe the statue can be recovered, as the person who allegedly stole itphotographed herself doing so.

Holloway’s site is drawing criticism from those who believe that he shouldn’t be posting the names of the Twitter and Instagram accounts of underaged teens on his site. Some of the parents of those teens told News 10 that they are considering legal action against Holloway, who remains undeterred.

“There are pictures of them committing the crimes, and it’s just a matter of time before we have all the names,” he told the ABC affiliate.


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