GLENVIEW, Ill. -- Home, not-so-sweet home.
A Glenview man out of town returned home to find his house was being used as party central for a bunch of underage teens.
The damage caused was so bad, the owner told WGN his house was destroyed inside.
One neighbor told WGN over a couple of days she saw a lot of kids in and out of the Glenview house. They were on bicycles, coming and going, and playing basketball in the driveway. She had no idea they weren't supposed to be there … until police showed up.
According to the Chicago Tribune, police ended up searching the home looking for a missing teenage boy. Crawling through a basement window, an officer found him and then some.
The Tribune reports two drunk 14-year-olds were there, along with vomit and feces all over the basement walls. Drywall was smashed -- and later, a relative of the traveling owner said $17,000 in cash was missing. The Tribune says no charges have been filed, but it sounds like there could be quite a few kids involved.
The homeowner was in Korea according to the published report, but was at home Wednesday, appearing troubled by the whole thing. He did not wish to speak to WGN about the crime. He only said he doesn't know the kids involved.
The house has since been cleaned up. The basement window is how the alleged delinquents got inside.