Teen arrested in 'Project X' house
Police search for another suspect
A teenager was arrested after police said he vandalized a foreclosed house in Miramar and attempted to host a party there.
Police said Christopher Dade, 18, posted a 4-minute long video to YouTube that promised the party of a lifetime that was set to happen Monday.
"Project X. Yeah!" he allegedly said in the video.
To police, it was a promise of destruction.
"We've never had anything of this magnitude," said Miramar detective Yesenia Diaz.
Police are still working to find out when Dade and other teenagers took over the foreclosed house at 2136 SW 166 Avenue in the Silver Shores West community in Miramar.
Police said the video shows Dade pointing to areas in the house that had been spray-painted. At one point, he is seen spraying a wall.
"Here's what I call the hot box," the teen said, pointing to the shower.
A "hot box" is a term for a place to get high from drugs.
In the video, police said Dade also shows where teens could drink and have sex.
The bash, called "Project X Party 2," was advertised online, via Twitter, mass text messaging, and made its way through social media.
Dade and cohorts likely got the idea for "Project X Party 2" from the Warner Brothers movie Project X, where teenagers threw an out-of-control party for thousands of their peers.
The shindig in Miramar never got as far as the fictional version.
Police said neighbors started seeing teens scoping out the house and alerted investigators on Sunday.
Detectives eventually learned of the party and arrested Dade on Monday morning.
One problem: thousands of kids still thought the party was on. Miramar police conducted an operation on Monday and turned away nearly 2,000 revelers that night, Diaz said.
Dade has been charged with burglary and $19,000 worth of damage to the house, Diaz said.
A second teen, who is seen briefly in the video, may also have been involved in the vandalism. Police are looking for him.
Anyone with information is asked to call Miramar Police or Broward Crimestoppers at 954-493-TIPS.
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