1,500 teens pack into destructive mansion party

ONTARIO, Canada (CNN/CTV Network) — More than 1,000 teens crowded into mansion under construction in Ontario.

They trashed the place Saturday night before police broke up the party.

It had all the makings of a party at a nightclub: the crowd, the music, the drinks. But this chaotic scene actually came from a family home in Brampton — a 5,000-square-foot mansion under construction open for one epic house party that spiraled out of control.

“There was just kids coming in packs of 10, 20 — literally no room to walk in the house,” said a neighbor.

The house was crammed with more than 1,500 people — the party so big that it began to trend on Twitter.

By the time police arrived, there were 200 cars lined up and down the street — teens posing with cruisers and making a mockery of a crowd-control nightmare.

“There was a potential, a real potential, for something to happen — something deadly,” said Constable Thomas Ruttan, with Peel Regional Police.

Peel officers from all divisions responded to the scene. Police say several of them were assaulted, resulting in a number of arrests. Others were detained on charges of public intoxication.

The morning after, the peaceful neighborhood was back to normal, but the house looks like it survived a natural disaster.

“Everything is completely trashed — broken windows, stair railings are broken,” said a neighbor.

Outside, the grounds are littered with filth: beer cans, cell phones, the remains of a night gone wild. There is a total of $70,000 worth of damage.

An investigation is now ongoing as police look to hear from neighbors about possible property damage. In the meantime, it’s too early to tell if there will be any charges against the homeowner or her son.

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