Cops Find Sex, Drugs And Alcohol At 16th Birthday Foam Party Gone Wild In Ohio
A sweet sixteen turned sour when police arrived at the party in Solon, Ohio last Friday. When police arrived at the foam party, they found hundreds of teenagers engaging in underage sex, drinking, and drug-taking.
Ten people were arrested, with five young adults charged with crimes ranging from drug possession to underage consumption of alcohol. The other five juveniles face similar charges, WOIO reports.
A video of the party, which included dirty dancing in a bath of foam, was posted on YouTube, but has since been made private.
Lieutenant Bruce Felton, of Solon police, said: 'Our officers responded, they found juveniles everywhere, a lot of juveniles in cars, they saw evidence of alcohol, marijuana usage, just a lot of kids doing things they shouldn't be doing.'
The electrofoam party on Friday was held at the Grantwood Golf Course pavilion in Solon.
According to police, around 750 people aged between 16 and 19 attended the party.
Fox Cleveland reported that gold course officials confirmed the 16-year-old and his mother rented out the pavilion. The teenager charged $10 for entry.
There whereabouts of the boy's mother at the time of the event has not been reported.
Solon's director of recreation, Don Holub said: 'What he did is he went on Facebook and Twitter and was actually charging money for this party and actually threw what was called a foam party, so there was a lot of other extra-curricular activities going on.'
Police said that, when they arrived at 11:30 pm, officers found evidence of marijuana, liquor, and beer in some of the vehicles.
'There are drug abuse charges for the marijuana, there are at least one or two who are charged with underage consumption or underage possession of alcohol…a couple of curfew violations,' said Lt Felton. We're lucky, to my knowledge no one was hurt, but again when you have a party this big with this many juveniles involved, it's a dangerous situation that we want to avoid in the future. I would have never thought that something like this was going on at the parties, you know what I mean... I have no clue, this is the first I've heard about it,' said the stepfather of one of the teens charged.
Felton learned that his 18-year-old stepson was also charged with misdemeanor drug possession at the party.
'Well, you know kids will be kids, but that's not an excuse for them to do that, they're underage basically,' he told Fox Cleveland.
Holub says the pavilion was rented out legally. He also says after all the teens left, there was no damage to the building and it was clean.
The pavilion will now work with a Solon police officer to help with security for events.
The adults will have their first appearance in Bedford Municipal Court on August 8.