They say a man's home is his castle, and on Thursday one such castle was sacked — by teenagers.
Days before L.J. Muchenje was planning to move into his newly-purchased Chesterfield, Virginia home with his family, teenagers broke into the empty house and hosted an enormous party, WTVR reported.
Police said that as many as 200 youths may have participated in the party.
“Just the feeling that somebody got into your space,” Muchenje said. “What gives somebody the nerve to just get into someone’s home?"
The teens spread word of the break-in-turned-house-party over social media, police said, and the evidence of the party left behind included beer cans, garbage and broken doors and screens throughout Muchenje's home.
Neighbors told WTVR that the teenagers were shouting obscenities and displayed "very bold" behavior.
Five juveniles between the ages of 15 and 17 were arrested and charged with trespassing, WTVR reported, and the investigation is ongoing.
Muchenje said he hopes no other homeowner has to experience what he has to go through, and he said he hopes the teenagers learn a lesson.
“I just want some justice," Muchenje said, "so they know what they did wasn’t right.”
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