By Dianne Gallagher
TEGA CAY, SC (WCNC) – A South Carolina family made a disturbing discovery on Facebook. They found pictures of people partying in their home while they were away on vacation.
One of the pictures showed a teen dancing around with a funnel in his hand. The other one was throwing up in the sink.
“I’m looking at this saying this is inside my house,” said the homeowner who did not want to be identified. “There’s someone in my son’s room sleeping. Other people walking walking around doing lewd acts.”
The 39-year-old father said he did not want his name released in an effort to protect his children – who were not invited to or even in town for the party being thrown at their own house. It took three months, but details about the party eventually started to leak out on Facebook.
He said the party goers told his children they broke into the house through an unlocked window. When the family returned from vacation, the father said noticed the window screen was broken, but he thought nothing of it because nothing was missing inside the home.
“They came back the next day we come to find out and cleaned everything up before we came home, put everything back, even did the dishes,” he said. “If the kids weren’t bragging about it or showing off via Facebook, nothing would have come about of it. They would have got completely away with it.”
After verifying the pictures were taken inside his home, the father called police.
“You know you’re sitting here just feeling completely violated cause how do you know when I’m not around, if the little kids are home, when they could come do this too or someone could come into your house,” he said. “It’s makes you feel pretty vulnerable then.”
Police said thanks to Facebook’s photo tagging feature, they were able to compile a complete list of suspects.
So far no charges have been filed in this case, but police consider this an active investigation.