Teens post pictures of illegal house party on Snapchat

Posted at 11:20 PM, Jul 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-29 09:03:07-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A Clairemont family is trying to repair their home after a group of teenagers broke in and threw a party while they were all on vacation.

Erin Sullivan says she asked a friend to watch their house while they were out of town; now she thinks that woman's son used the keys to get inside.

“I thought I did the right thing by hiring a friend and it just totally backfired,” Sullivan said.

Snapchat videos show teens checking into the home, playing in the living room at 2:45 a.m., and even holding the family cat.

Sullivan says both her children’s beds had been used, there were empty beer bottles and trash everywhere, and a bottle of gin in the driveway.

A friend sent screenshots of the Snapchats to the family during their vacation, and they called police, but the damage was already done by the time they returned from vacation.

“We walked in and the smell of vomit was overwhelming," Sullivan said. "There was vomit in multiple rooms, shattered glass, broken glass in our couch. Vomit down our bathroom wall in our bathroom, broken toilet.”

Sullivan says another carful of teenagers drove past their house Wednesday night cursing at them. She says police have encouraged her to get a temporary restraining order and to press charges. Sullivan estimates the amount of damage is $5,000.

“Last two days I’ve been on my hands and knees scrubbing the entire house, trying to get vomit out of our wood floors," Sullivan said. "Cleaning the bathroom, stripping down all the bedding, trying to disinfect everything. "It’s just been a nightmare, it’s been awful.”

San Diego police say they are investigating.