Texas woman behind wild, boozy house party for teens, authorities say

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Saturday, August 20, 2016
Woman behind bars in alcohol case
A woman is behind bars after police say she threw a house party and provided alcohol to dozens of teens

HOUSTON -- Authorities said a mother was behind a boozy house party hosted Thursday night near Houston, Texas, for about 50 teens.

Harris County Precinct 8 deputies said they were called to a home in the 4300 block of Pine Blossom Trail in the Clear Lake area around 11 p.m. after receiving complaints about noise and juveniles consuming alcohol in the front yard of a home.

When authorities arrived, they saw several teens run into a home. When deputies investigated, they said 47-year-old Sujata Parikh was inside the home, telling the teens to hide.

Deputies described quite a scene, saying there was a smell of alcohol emanating from inside the house. Once inside, deputies saw about 50 teenagers hiding behind furniture and in the house's attic.

At one point, one of the teens fell through the ceiling from the attic, according to deputies.

Beer pong tables, as well as open containers of liquor and beer were all over the house, according to Precinct 8.

In addition, deputies said they found a handwritten note of "house rules" that Parikh admitted she wrote. The rules included such things as: "do not drink so much that you cannot walk," "no social media," and "beer pong with water drinks on the side."

Seventeen teens - mostly 15 and 16 years old - were found to have consumed alcohol. They were eventually released to their parents or guardians.

Parikh was arrested and faced charges of furnishing alcohol to minors. She was in the Harris County Jail held on $1,000 bond.