A house has been trashed by about 100 uninvited youths after the owners went away for the night leaving their teenage daughter at home.
Hibiscus Coast resident Wendy Marston and her husband stayed in Auckland city overnight on June 16 with friends visiting from Christchurch, leaving their 18-year-old daughter at home with a friend.
"We got a call early the next morning from my daughter crying and I called police after that," Wendy Marston said.
Police had already been called to the house just after 1am.
"We have been told three others were invited around to our house on Friday. And somewhere along the line it got put on Facebook. No-one has admitted to that one yet, and texting went out until there were 100 young people coming in."
The couple arrived to find their home in disarray.
"The carpet is filthy, there was rubbish everywhere, alcohol poured over walls, holes in the walls, the freezer had been raided, along with the pantry. There is sick over the carpet along with yoghurt tipped on to it. Our shoes and books were in the trees outside."
A Wii console and food were stolen.
"Apparently youths as young as 14 were partying in here. You would think parents would be more aware of where their children are at that age."
The family has insurance and commercial cleaners helped clean up late last week.
Police are investigating the incident.
"We don't want to point the finger at anyone," Marston said.
"We had to move on pretty quickly from that to deal with the mess."
She hopes the family's ordeal will serve as a warning to others.
"I want parents to be aware that this sort of thing can happen and is happening up here on the Hibiscus Coast."
- © Fairfax NZ News
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