GLASTONBURY, Conn. — There's mad. And then there's having your teenagers arrested.
That's exactly what a Connecticut couple decided to do when they arrived home early from a vacation to find their daughters hosting an alcohol-fueled party in their living room.
The couple had been enjoying a getaway over Columbus Day weekend, but decided to cut their trip short and came home a day early without telling their girls, according to the Hartford Courant. When they pulled up to their home, they found over 20 teenagers partying hard — many of them drunk.
Among the underage drinkers — the couple's 15- and 16-year-old daughters.
Though many parents would have settled for banishing their teens to their bedrooms for a month, this couple was so furious they opted to skip the grounding and go straight for handcuffs.
Officers showed up quickly and arrested the couple's daughters. Several teens took off when they saw the flashing lights. Adding fuel to the parents' piping-hot fire — this was the third bash their girls hosted in as many days. Up to 20 kids crashed the couple's home on Friday and Saturday night as well, according to Glastonbury police Agent James Kennedy.
While many are calling the parents' actions extreme, Kennedy said calling 911 was "the right thing to do."
The girls now face charges of permitting a minor to possess alcohol.
These parents aren't alone in their use of unconventional methods to send their kids a strong, albeit extreme, message. Let's not forget the North Carolina dad who, upon discovering his daughter's endless rants against her parents on Facebook, confiscated her laptop and shot it up with his gun.
Oh, and he filmed it all, posted the video to YouTube and watched it go viral.
Then there's Utah dad Scott Mackintosh. Instead of just telling his daughter he disapproved of her short shorts, he took scissors to his own jeans and flaunted his "cut-offs" on a family outing. Pictures of his experiment ended up on the family blog and were seen by millions.
"I don't think my object lesson of ‘modest is hottest' made the statement I had intended," Mackintosh told KSL. "But no matter if social media gets the story mixed up and twisted, my daughter will always know that her dad loves her and cares about her enough to make a fool out of himself."