BOCA RATON, FL (WFLX) - Police broke up an underage party attended by hundreds of teens early Sunday. When officers arrived at the 17,000 square foot Boca Raton home, they found charter buses for the more than 500 kids, mostly under 21, who were drinking alcohol. Several were in the front yard either vomiting or unconscious.
The owners of the home, Shlomo and Jeannie Rasabi, said their teen son asked them to remain in their bedroom during the party, so they were unaware it had grown to such epic proportions.
At 12:29 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a report of a disturbance at 4040 Ibis Point Circle made by security at The Sanctuary, an exclusive gated enclave of enormous homes on the Intracoastal Waterway. In fact, Forbes lists the community among the top 10 most expensive gated communities in the U.S. Current real estate listings show homes available from $1 million to $20 million.
When eight police officers arrived Sunday morning, they found the street blocked by four charter buses stopped in the road, with one bus blocking entry to Ibis Point Circle.
Police first saw about 100 minors outside the home drinking alcohol. About five juveniles were vomiting outside the home and loud music was blaring from the house, police said, and four females were found unconscious on the front lawn.
The front door was open and about 500 teens were inside, "The majority of them holding alcoholic beverages in their hands," said an officer.
Police spoke to two teens, ages 16 and 17, who live at the house and said their parents were at home and in their bedroom. The teens names were redacted from a police report on the incident.
An officer spoke with the mother and father, Shlomo and Jeannie Rasabi. The officer quoted Shlomo Rasabi in his report on the incident saying: "I didn't even know all these kids were here. They all brought alcohol into the house. My wife and I planned a party for homecoming for American Heritage School in which all the kids had a party at our house; it was never supposed to get this big. I was in my room the whole time."
Jeannie Rasabi told police: "I planned this party and allowed some of these kids from my son's school to come over for a homecoming party. I was in my room the whole time because my son wanted me to stay there for the evening, so he could have the party. Everyone brought their alcohol into the house."
The Rasabis were arrested and cited to appear on a charge of allowing a minor to consume alcohol/drugs during an open house party, a misdemeanor.
Five male juveniles and one female juvenile were arrested on a charge of underage in possession of alcohol.
Meanwhile, American Heritage School gave released this statement in regards to the students arrested. "If any policies were violated, those issues will be dealt with appropriately and confidentially."