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

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Saturday, August 20, 2016
Sujata Parikh
Sujata Parikh

HOUSTON -- Authorities say a Clear Lake, Texas, mother is behind a boozy house party hosted Thursday night for about 50 teens.

Harris County Precinct 8 deputies say 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 say they saw several teens run into a home. When deputies investigated, they say 47-year-old Sujata Parikh was inside the home, telling the teens to hide.

Deputies describe quite a scene, with the smell of alcohol emanating from inside the house. Once inside the home, deputies say they saw 50 teens inside, many 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 container of liquor and beer were all over the house, according to Precinct 8.

In addition, deputies say 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."

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

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