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Drunk Teen Tips Cops to Violent Party

Updated: Tuesday, February 19 2013, 08:26 PM EST
COLUMBUS -- Some central Ohio police officers say underage parties in the area are common -- but drunk underage drinkers walking into their department are not.

That’s what happened February 9 at 4 a.m., when officers say a 16-year-old walked into the lobby, sat in a chair, and claimed he had walked there from a party where he had stabbed someone. 

Officers showed ABC 6/FOX 28 pictures of the teen that night that depict cuts to his lip, eye, and hand.   They say the teen stated he was locked in a closet at a party on Selby Blvd., and then hit with a beer bottle.

"The next thing you know, he's defending himself and pulls out a knife," said Lt. Mike Dougherty. 

Police say the teen had cut another teenager at the party who needed seven stitches, and was told to leave.  

"When you come into the police department in that type of situation... he now understands that opens up a can of worms."

Police went to the Selby Blvd. home, where they say they found drugs, alcohol, and kids as young as 15-years-old. 

Dylan Hunter, 20, lives at the home, and was charged with child endangering.  Officers served the warrants a week later, and say they busted another underage party at the address.

"When they open up the door, more odor of marijuana is coming out of the house," said Lt. Dougherty.

Hunter is still in jail. Police also charged the 16-year-old who tipped them off to the parties due to the stabbing. 

Police say parents of the young party goers were called at each bust, and say the parents did not realize where their kids were.

"They're your children, you're responsible for them, you need to know where your kids are at bottom line," said Lt. Dougherty.

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Reporter: Lisa Rantala
Web Producer: Ken HinesDrunk Teen Tips Cops to Violent Party


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