Project X Teen Parties All The Rage in SoCal

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Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 9:04 AM
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There are many ways to party, from bottle service lounges to superclubs, beach soirees to after-hours undergrounds. But the latest thing, it seems, is to break into someone's empty house and go apeshit.

Teens are being inspired, maybe, by the spring teen flick Project X, a movie about one almighty residential shindig.

Authorities are reporting a rash of such break-in parties lately:

An event that drew as many as 500 teens was broken up March 31 in Holmby Hills. It appeared that Twitter was used to promote the festivities, which were broken up by a swarm of cops.

Not far behind, three similar parties in "massive," vacant homes in San Diego's high-end suburbia have been broken up this month alone, says KGTV.

One party at a $5 million, 10,000-square-foot mansion in the 18000 block of Avenida Alondra in Rancho Santa Fe drew nearly 400 teens, the station says.

Authorities said that, after kids scattered, they found drugs, alcohol and a DJ set-up.

At another event, damage to a San Diego area home were said to add up to $50,000.

Warner Bros., the studio behind Project X, gave this statement to ABC News:

... Warner Bros. does not condone-and strongly discourages--anyone from attempting to imitate conduct portrayed by actors in a controlled environment ...

A Rancho Santa Fe neighbor Ashlee Enriquez told KGTV that she called 911 when she saw the $5 million home nearby invaded:

... Kids went everywhere. We looked out the window and we saw kids running and jumping the fence. They were hiding in our bushes for hours afraid to come out and get in trouble ...

[@dennisjromero / djromero@laweekly.com / @LAWeeklyNews]

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