UPPER DARBY, P.A., (CBS) — It’s hard to picture, but on Saturday night, Upper Darby Police say hundreds of teens filled a home and flooded the streets. It was a party that police say was simply out of control.
Teens were reportedly drunk and high inside the home and authorities claim that not only were two parents around, they actually defended the party.
Police say by the time they were called late Saturday night, as many as 300 children had shown up. About 100 were on the outside of the home.
“They see at least 200 kids in there,” said Upper Darby Police Chief Michael Chitwood. “Drinking beer, smoking dope, just totally totally out of control and again the second scene is they start running, start jumping out of windows, going out the back door.”
The alleged party was held at a house on the 3900 block of Mary Street in Drexel Hill. Neighbors describe the scene as a chaotic one.
“They came in Uber cars, cars all up and down and there were 200 or 300 kids in that house,” said neighbor Chris Mulhern.
“I was afraid because I didn’t know what was happening because I seen so many kids and I was like where did they all come from. It was a lot of kids, you’d think they were getting out of school,” described Kristen Greene.
Chitwood says when officers identified the owner of the home, 54-year-old Abdul Ahmaddiya, not only was he defending the party, it appeared that he too was partaking in it.
“He’s drunk obviously. He starts fighting with the cops and telling police they have no right in his house and it’s his party,” Chitwood explained.
His wife, Nichelle Davis-Ahmaddiya was also charged with corruption of a minor, selling and furnishing liquor and other related offenses.
“I feel bad for the family. They’re a good family. I just think it got blown out of proportion on social media,” Mulhern said.
The two parents were charged and released. Police say the 17-year-old daughter, believed to be an Upper Darby High School student, was cited for an alcohol related offense.