Parents Have Their Party-Throwing Kids Arrested
Mom, dad come home a day early, you know what happens next
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2013 12:20 PM CDT

(Newser) – It was just like something out of a TV show, at least at first: Two Connecticut parents returned home from a trip a day early to find their teenage daughters hosting a party at their Glastonbury house last Sunday. But here's where it diverges a bit from the script: Mom and Dad didn't just yell, they called the cops, reports the Hartford Courant. It was "the right thing to do," an officer says. The girls, 15 and 16, were arrested and charged with permitting a minor to possess alcohol.

It's just a wee bit different than what happened two weeks prior in the same town, also as reported by the Courant: Christopher Nixon, 49, and his wife, Shawn Nixon, 50, were arrested after their teen threw a Sept. 27 party attended by more than 100 teens; neighbors complained, and the responding police found beer, liquor, and a vomiting teen, and picked up the scent of marijuana. The Nixons, who were home during the party, didn't supply the teens with the items, but police say they "turned a blind eye" to all the illegal activity.

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Oct 25, 2013 5:34 PM CDT
Good job parents. Ruin you children's future with a police record. They are lucky the police didn't kill anyone or pets when they arrived. Today, you only call the police as a very last resort if you value your life and others around you.
Oct 23, 2013 6:09 AM CDT
There was a major disconnect in parental love here. The continuation of this tale cannot ever be a happy family
Oct 23, 2013 12:00 AM CDT
My, how times have changed......