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Teens' Party Costs $1,000,000.00 in Damages (Orgy of Arson and Looting, Parents on Vacation)
Arizona Central.com ^ | May 30, 2002 | John Masson

Posted on 06/01/2002 8:02:39 AM PDT by codebreaker

Edited on 05/07/2004 5:20:55 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

The Michigan teenager simply invited a couple of friends over to play pool at his families million dollar Farmington hills home, then left them to join his parents for Memorial Day at a cottage near Fenton, Michigan.

But by the time the firefighters had arrived the next morning, a wrecking crew of his fellow teens had fled, leaving behind a million dollar mess.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: arson; damages; houseparty; looting; teens
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Mom..Dad, (gulp) the house isn't quite the same as you left it!!
1 posted on 06/01/2002 8:02:39 AM PDT by codebreaker
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To: codebreaker
Apparently the pool shooting teens had big plans.

I wonder if those plans included prison.

2 posted on 06/01/2002 8:05:16 AM PDT by dighton
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To: codebreaker
Sort of like Risky Business.
3 posted on 06/01/2002 8:06:59 AM PDT by gitmo
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To: gitmo

4 posted on 06/01/2002 8:15:30 AM PDT by codebreaker
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To: dighton
Or the local juvenile detension facility until they are 21.
5 posted on 06/01/2002 8:17:52 AM PDT by codebreaker
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To: gitmo

6 posted on 06/01/2002 8:19:28 AM PDT by codebreaker
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To: codebreaker
I certainly hope the parents' insurance company cancels their policy. This is just plain negligence. Could be that the folks wanted to remodel anyway.
7 posted on 06/01/2002 8:21:10 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: codebreaker

Mistakes were made.

Since when do parents trust their home to a teen? And where were the neighbors? I heard on TV that Dean Martin ended his kids' party by going upstairs at 10 PM and phoning in a complaint to the police. "Those Martin kids are having a noisy party." That ended the party. He slept well.
8 posted on 06/01/2002 8:22:04 AM PDT by Chemnitz
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To: gitmo
At least the kid could have stayed to enjoy the party..what a doofus!


9 posted on 06/01/2002 8:22:58 AM PDT by codebreaker
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Or the insurance company may not honor the claim at all, is that possible?
10 posted on 06/01/2002 8:24:22 AM PDT by codebreaker
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To: codebreaker
A very young Tom Cruise before he became a star in Top Gun. I believe the woman opposite him is Rebecca de Mornay, if I'm not mistaken.
11 posted on 06/01/2002 8:24:26 AM PDT by goldstategop
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To: Chemnitz
Good idea! You would think the cops would catch on after a while..LOL
12 posted on 06/01/2002 8:25:46 AM PDT by codebreaker
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To: codebreaker
Rebecca de Mornay alright. I just watched Vanilla Sky and I was blown away by some of the stunts. It looked like a homage to those European surrealist movies and some of the scenes seemed to be right out of the 60s. And there's that Paul McCartney song that's also the title of the movie. Of course it just won't have worked without the eye candy of Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz.
13 posted on 06/01/2002 8:27:17 AM PDT by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop
Yes, she was many a young mans fantasy back then 'Rebecca De Hornay..'

She's probably raising a family now, although I did see Diane Lane (from the same era) in a few new movies, she is quite a middle aged babe now

14 posted on 06/01/2002 8:28:59 AM PDT by codebreaker
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To: codebreaker
Now that is a heck of party. All I had to deal with was explaining the presence of 150 red beer cups in the garbage... I thought I had thought of everything... Dang.
15 posted on 06/01/2002 8:30:10 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: codebreaker
Uh huh. Every era will have its own share of recognizable babes. As long as they can act, who cares about their politics... ;-)
16 posted on 06/01/2002 8:31:04 AM PDT by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop
Cameron Diaz was really good in that movie she is supposed to be great in 'Gangs of New York' with Scorcese.

One thing from Vanilla Sky, were we supposed to think that Pelelope Cruz was some sort of prize catch for Cruise lead character? Ask 9 out of 10 guys and they would take Ms. Diaz in a heartbeat.

17 posted on 06/01/2002 8:31:45 AM PDT by codebreaker
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Could be that the folks wanted to remodel anyway

Good grief. Yes, the well known insurance-fraud through teenager-kegger scam. I guess you got 'em!

18 posted on 06/01/2002 8:35:51 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog
The kids reaction when he found out what happened..
19 posted on 06/01/2002 8:36:19 AM PDT by codebreaker
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To: HairOfTheDog
I've dealt with some of these insurance companies before, they very well might not honor the claim..
20 posted on 06/01/2002 8:38:11 AM PDT by codebreaker
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To: codebreaker
I think you're right. Diaz seems to be friendlier and more inviting. She's the girl dear old dad would have married whereas Penelope Cruz is the one you would take to a party.
21 posted on 06/01/2002 8:38:50 AM PDT by goldstategop
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To: codebreaker
I don't think deliberate destruction of your own home is covered by homeowners policies.
22 posted on 06/01/2002 8:39:35 AM PDT by goldstategop
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To: codebreaker
They may not cover it because of the negligence of the son, although they should. Calling it a deliberate plan by the parents to get the house ruined for the insurance money is a bit ridiculous, don't you think?
23 posted on 06/01/2002 8:46:10 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: goldstategop
I'm not sure she is worth 20 million a picture but Cameron does come off well on screen and is giving Julia 'Horse Face' Roberts a run for her money for the top leading lady.

Hoping to get a look at 'Gangs of New York' soon, the script is already out on the internet and it looks like Daniel Day Lewis in the role of 'The Butcher' (that Deniro turned down) will win the 2003 Oscar.

24 posted on 06/01/2002 8:47:40 AM PDT by codebreaker
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To: HairOfTheDog
Gross negligence may not be covered under that policy..depends how you define it
25 posted on 06/01/2002 8:48:49 AM PDT by codebreaker
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To: goldstategop
C. Diaz is as flat as a bowling lane. With all her millions she could have bought a couple of B+'s, at least. Penny Cruse is a trained ballerina and has twice the bod as Diaz.
26 posted on 06/01/2002 8:52:25 AM PDT by Lewite
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To: goldstategop
Diane Lane now..


27 posted on 06/01/2002 9:00:00 AM PDT by codebreaker
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To: codebreaker
She certainly has model girl looks. :)
28 posted on 06/01/2002 9:01:42 AM PDT by goldstategop
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To: codebreaker
Guess LOTR is never going to win those Oscars. The Academy wouldn't have wanted to award it Best Picture 3 times back to back.
29 posted on 06/01/2002 9:03:16 AM PDT by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop
I just watched it as well and suprisingly enjoyed it.
31 posted on 06/01/2002 9:17:02 AM PDT by wardaddy
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To: HairOfTheDog
Good grief. Yes, the well known insurance-fraud through teenager-kegger scam.

Well, I didn't seem to sound harsh, but I am sick of the skyrocketing insurance premiums I am forced to pay on my home and business -- and I've never even had a claim, except for wind damage 10 years ago.

Last year my homeowners' policy canceled me because of peeling paint (we are in the middle of refurbishing the house.) Dumbest thing I ever heard -- we'd been with the company for 19 years.

This year, all of my business insurance has been canceled, and my agent is out shopping for new policies. We've never even had a claim.

The insurance business has taken some major hits because of terrorism and 9/11; and we're all being forced to pay through the nose as a result. Negligent parents who turn their house over to a bunch of rowdies don't help. (And yes, I read that they were not home when this happened. They should have raised their son to be more responsible and to seek more civilized friends.)

33 posted on 06/01/2002 9:22:26 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Lewite
I'm with you....neither is chopped liver but I prefer Penelope as well. Now if we could all please get back to the Miss Universe thread and Miss Russia...LOL....now she is a major league looker.
34 posted on 06/01/2002 9:24:04 AM PDT by wardaddy
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To: HairOfTheDog
Calling it a deliberate plan by the parents to get the house ruined for the insurance money is a bit ridiculous, don't you think?

I guess you missed the SARCASM in my remark. I thought it was quite evident, but I can't account for some peoples' poor eyesight -- or the possibility of a missing synapse to the brain!

36 posted on 06/01/2002 9:25:57 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: one_particular_harbour
I saw it...not bad. Better than the campy original. The recent Vegas flick with the Elvis casino robbers was not too bad. Kevin Costner dies and Kurt Russell is the hero...sounds good so far right?
37 posted on 06/01/2002 9:26:44 AM PDT by wardaddy
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To: afraidfortherepublic
(And yes, I read that they were not home when this happened. They should have raised their son to be more responsible and to seek more civilized friends.)

Been awhile since you have been, or seen a teenager?

40 posted on 06/01/2002 9:33:17 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: codebreaker, texaggie79, realpatriot71
Apparently the pool shooting teens had big plans.

Ban pool now.

41 posted on 06/01/2002 9:34:17 AM PDT by BrooklynGOP
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To: goldstategop
I dont know..'Towers' is supposed to be pretty good!
42 posted on 06/01/2002 9:36:05 AM PDT by codebreaker
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To: afraidfortherepublic
We never had a claim either and these insurance weasels tried to get out of flood damage to the entire basement.
44 posted on 06/01/2002 9:37:55 AM PDT by codebreaker
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To: Lewite
I will bowl on that alley anytime..


45 posted on 06/01/2002 9:40:48 AM PDT by codebreaker
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To: codebreaker
Somebody needs a country ass whippin over this.
46 posted on 06/01/2002 9:40:57 AM PDT by aomagrat
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To: Mortin Sult
How is it irresponsible to leave your property in the hands of the local police department?

I guess I missed that. Did this story say the house was the responsibility of the police department? I sure didn't read that here. Or are you inferring something that wasn't written?

The parents left their OWN TEENAGER home alone, who invited friends over and then left them unsupervised in the house while he took off to spend the rest of the weekend at the family cottage. Obviously these parents had not raised their own child to have very good sense.

I raised FOUR teeneagers and they never would have dared do such a thing. And I made sure that the neighbors knew when I was gone and that they were free to stop any parties that were gathering steam -- there was NO TOLERANCE for such an activity, and the kids and neighbors knew it. Besides, I used to tell them that I didn't know when I would be home; and I would pop in at unexpected times, just to prove the point.

I used to pop in unexpectedly when they were at college too. You should have seen the shocked look on my daughter's face when she was walking home from class on a Wednesday afternoon and she spotted me driving around the streets of Waco, TX looking for her apartment when she was a Freshman. She was glad to see me because we went out shopping for her, but the example was set. Mom or Dad might show up at any time, and you'd better be living where you said you were and with whom you said you were, or there would be He## to pay.

Mom has shown up at odd times at Fraternity and Sorority houses too, and I was always greeted graciously by my children, as well as their friends. Most kids appreciate a parent that cares.

47 posted on 06/01/2002 9:42:33 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: one_particular_harbour
Farmers.
48 posted on 06/01/2002 9:44:11 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: goldstategop

49 posted on 06/01/2002 9:44:11 AM PDT by codebreaker
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To: codebreaker
Teens' Party Costs $1,000,000.00 in Damages

That's better than $1,000,000.50 in damages. :^)

(They add the cents to make the number look bigger than it is.)

50 posted on 06/01/2002 9:44:46 AM PDT by #3Fan
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