When Brian Holloway and family returned home to New York from a vacation in Florida they must have thought they'd walked straight into their worst nightmare.
The former New England Patriots and Los Angeles Raiders offensive linesman returned to the family home only to find it had been broken into and trashed by up to 300 students.
The teenagers had taken it upon themselves to break into Holloway's $1.5million home and cause havoc. Copious amounts of empty bottles and graffiti told the tale of under-age drinking and drug use in the property Holloway calls home.
Not content with the damage they'd caused, some of the teens took to stealing items, including the headstone of his late grandson who'd passed away during child birth.
The teens swamped Twitter and other social media outlets to spread the news of the 'party' and post pictures of themselves inside the Holloway family home.
You'd expect Holloway to be incandescent with rage, right? But that's not the case. Instead, the 54 year old has created his own social media website which is covered in tweets and pictures of those who caused the destruction over Labor day weekend.
But instead of wanting to get revenge or see them punished, Holloway, a father of eight, wants to see them make something of themselves.
Taking to his new website, HelpMeSave300.com, Holloway said: "I want to aside the very strong emotions I’m feeling and focus on the one thing that is extremely clear the lives of these 300 students. I want them to live. I’ve seen too many young people die because of excessing partying, drugs and alcohol."
Having left the police to deal with the criminal aspect of what's happened, he is keen to focus on the kids.
"300 dreams can be recovered," writes Holloway. "The 300 are at a key turning point, the decisions they made to commit crimes, drink illegally, destroy property, selling drugs and do drugs are dangerous decisions.
"We need to take a stand and respond as a community," he said. "The next flash party, I guarantee you, is being planned right now, and it's not going to be at my house. It's going to be at someone else's."
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