While Lisa Abbett and her husband enjoyed a dream vacation in Paris, a group of as many as 50 Mass. teens completely ransacked her home, causing more than $40K in damages!
Vivian Manning-Schaffel: "They destroyed the doors, both bathroom's doors -- kicked them in, the ceilings, the walls ... smashed the marble countertops in the bathroom, urinated in every single room in my house and all the drawers and the bed ... destroyed all the bedding. There was blood on the wall," Abbett says. "To do what they did was worse than a pack of animals would have done ... they stole my husband's truck. They trashed his truck. They stole everything in the house. Everything."
Abbett believes that the guilty teens somehow finagled their way into her home when her 18-year-old swung by to check on the place. "He was an easy target and they took full advantage," she says. "They knew we weren't home. Not one of these kids were his friends."
What's more, a detective from the area said he's never "seen or smelled anything like it. The stench of urination alone was devastating."
The four high-school students who were positively identified in the crime are being tried as adults. Apparently, pulling off a nasty endeavor in this vein is now called a "rager."
Funny -- when we were growing up, it was called a breaking and entering, vandalism and burglary.
The suspected "ragers" might want to consider boning up on their mental faculties whilst whiling away their time in the joint. One of them set up a Facebook page called "Homewrecker Crew," where he bragged about their exploits. Seriously, that's a great way to conceal a crime.
Have you guys ever heard of "ragers?" Have they happened where you live?
|Vivian Manning-Schaffel has written for Babble, Parenting, The Advocate, The New York Post, Business Week and a variety of other publications and lives and works in the heart of breeder Brooklyn with her husband and two kids. She authors two pop culture blogs: The Mad Mom and A Hag Supreme, and is on the web at vivianmanningschaffel.com.|