Im not sure how many of you have heard about this story, but over Labor Day weekend, 200-400 teens broke into the upstate home of a former NFL player and had a rave style party. The owner of the home was at his Florida home when he was alerted by his college aged son that a party was in progess at their home. His son discovered the party on twitter. The teens were posting updates and pictures on twitter and facebook about the party.
It is estimated that the teens did $20,000 in damage not including items that they stole from the home.
He created a website to reach out to the kids who did this and the community. He also identified the teens who were in attendance by posting screenshots of their status updates and pictures. On the website he extended an offer to the kids and parents to help make restitution by coming to his home and helping with the clean up. Only 1 parent showed up.
NOW several of the parents are suing HIM. Their kids broke into his home. Had an illegal party that included alcohol and drugs, damaged his home and stole his property and the parents of these teens want to sue him for posting something that they had already posted to social media.
Now put yourself in those parents shoes, how would you react?
Would you sue him or would you and your kid have taken him up on his offer and helped to clean up the damage?
by CarolynC71September 27, 2013 at 12:45 AM
I would countersue the parents suing him for the damages. Bet he'd win.
I totally agree with you.
HANDS DOWN I would have my kids there in a heartbeat to fix the situation. My kid would have been already offering to help, would have found a way to pay & work it off, there would be no question. I am sick & tired of these parents covering for their kids!!!! This is why kids do these things. Mommy & daddy bail them out, cover for them, and then turn around & sue him for what? Posting the truth? Posting what the kids put all over social media which they made public?!?!?! I am so sick of these type of parents! That is what is wrong with society!
I think I would take him up on his offer to help clean up the damage. I would make my daughter come with me to help. I would not Sue Him he is the injured party! The kids were wrong! The parents should be teaching them to make up for the damage they caused!
by shellyplatzOctober 2, 2013 at 6:11 PM
I would be super pissed if my kid did that! Not only would they have to help with the clean up, they would have to work at home and give the homeowner the money they would have gotten. They would also be grounded forever.
The parents suing are nuts!! That is exactly why their precious little angels aren't going to amount to anything!
From reading the replies to the post, it seems that the types of Moms that post on CM, (I can not imagine any of them) HAVING kids that would be doing such things. There are moms who are raising entitled children on here, children who believe (because they are told by their parents) that nothing they do is EVER wrong and they don't have to take responsibility for ANYTHING that happens.
But with some thing with the magnitude of THIS? It seems that it would be a rare parent that would come forward and say, "My child is responsible. And he / she will take thier own time to rectify the situation." Instead I'm guessing that if there is any kind of 'confession / apology' it will be one of '.....with their friends / didn't agree with what was happening.... afraid of not participating and being bullied....got caught up in the moment....'
by TaylorlindsOctober 4, 2013 at 12:22 AMIf my son was there he would get his ass whooped and be there cleaning and offering to help with whatever projects he needed done on weekends also.