July 27, 2017

Teen flees her own birthday party after Facebook ‘invite’ goes viral

Some of the happy 1500 party goers who turned up even though Thessa did not put in an appearance.

A teenage girl in Hamburg, Germany forgot to mark her birthday invitation as ‘private’ on Facebook and ended up having to flee her own party when more than 1500 guests showed up.

Around 100 police officers, some on horseback were needed to keep the crowd at the 16th birthday party under control. Eleven people were detained and one police officer was injured. Many party goers had their feet cut by broken glass.

The called Thessa, went into hiding, but police spokesperson Mirko Streiber said that did not stop the party, saying “nonetheless the party was a hit”.

Thessa had initially only wanted to ask some friends over to her home in Hamburg-Bramfeld when she posted her invitation on Facebook, but mistakenly she published it so that everyone on Facebook could see it.

The invitation quickly went viral, and some 15,000 people confirmed online they would come to the party. When Thessa’s parents found out, they made their daughter cancel the party, informed police and hired a private security service to protect their home on Friday night.

Despite public announcements in Hamburg that the party had been cancelled, some 1500 teenagers and young adults showed up on the street in front of Thessa’s home, Streiber said.

“We had cordoned off the house, some 100 police were on the ground, four of them on horses – but that did not keep the kids from celebrating,” Streiber said.

Some revelers held up signs asking “Where is Thessa?” others brought birthday presents and homemade cake, there was lots of alcohol and the crowd chanted again and again, “Thessa, celebrating a birthday is not a crime,” – in obvious relation to the massive police presence, Bild reported.

The police officer was injured when he tried to keep a party reveler from breaking off the Mercedes-Benz logo of his patrol car.

“It was sheer insanity but mostly peaceful,” Streiber summed up the night with a laugh.”

As for Thessa – she was nowhere to be seen. Police confirmed she “was not at home that night” and it was reported that she celebrated quietly with her grandparents at an undisclosed location.

Newswarped thinks the attitude of the police was quite refreshing and showed good compromise. Trying to take an officers Mercedes emblem from his car however is only one step step below taking his manhood. A very serious crime.