Police use social media to search for teens who broke into Florida mansion, threw party

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Police in northern Florida are turning to social media to search for teenagers and young adults who broke into an $8 million home and threw a party.


The Walton County Sheriff’s Office posted on its Facebook page that it received a noise complaint early Saturday morning in WaterColor, a community near Seaside. When officers arrived, most attendees of the party had already left, but photos and videos have since surfaced on Snapchat, Instagram and other social media sites of the party and those who attended.

The sheriff’s office included some of the pictures and videos in its post, showing some attendees smoking, drinking and boxing each other as others present watched and recorded on their phones.

Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Corey Dobridnia told Panama City, Fla., ABC affiliate WJHG that about 200 people were present at the house when police arrived. The owners of the house party were out of town, WJHG reported.

“An open house party is illegal, it’s already against the law, but breaking into a house to have an open house party is burglary,” Dobridnia sa... (Read more)