Children break into home and cause $40,000 of damage

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A family’s home must be partially-demolished after underage neighbors broke in while they vacationed and trashed it with shovels, soda, glitter and urine. 

Brian and Kara Kenny, from Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, have had to move into an Airbnb for 18 days while demolition crews gut their home after its floors and walls were ruined by the underage tearaways last week. Police have told the couple the burglars will face no criminal charges because of their ages, which have not been released. 

The Kennys, both 34, came home to discover the burglars had peed into Brian’s computer, 동탄컴퓨터수리 destroying it. Their inflatable hot tub and Brian’s watch collection had been destroyed with a shovel.

Holes had been punched in the family’s walls, with multiple gadgets including a TV, tablet computer and hover board destroyed. Glitter and soda had also been poured over the family’s furniture in further acts of wanton destruction. 

Kara, 광교컴퓨터수리 who works as an accounting assistant, told DailyMail.com that she and Brian got a call about the damage one day into their vacation, on April 9, but decided to stay in Florida so as not to spoil their children’s trip. 

Brian and Kara Kenny from Myrtle Beach returned home from Disney World to discover their home had been ruined by two underage burglars

Brian and Kara Kenny from Myrtle Beach returned home from Disney World to discover their home had been ruined by two underage burglars 

The couple discovered $40,000 of damage to their house, which must now be partially-demolished

The couple discovered $40,000 of damage to their house, which must now be partially-demolished  

Kara, an accounting assistant, told DailyMail.com that the family's new hot tub had been punctured with a shovel

Kara, an accounting assistant, told DailyMail.com that the family’s new hot tub had been punctured with a shovel 

Glitter and soda had also been poured over the family's furniture in a further act of wanton destruction

Glitter and soda had also been poured over the family’s furniture in a further act of wanton destruction

Brian's computer was destroyed with urine, with other devices including this tablet also trashed

Brian’s computer was destroyed with urine, with other devices including this tablet also trashed  

The Kennys say that multiple electronics were destroyed during the break in which will not be covered by their homeowner's insurance

The Kennys say that multiple electronics were destroyed during the break in which will not be covered by their homeowner’s insurance 

 ‘We chose not come home immediately because we knew the damage would be there waiting for us, it was already a done deal.’ she said.   

Despite being pre-warned of what had happened, Kara says she and Brian, a construction worker, were still stunned by the orgy of destruction that awaited them when they returned home.  

And the couple were shocked when Horry County Police told them that because the vandals were children they could not be charged for the damage, even thought it was intentional.  

The two kids told police they were playing outside and that they entered the house through a window to get a drink, News Channel 6 reports. 

Kara told DailyMail.com that she does not have a personal relationship with the children involved but does know of them and 수원컴퓨터수리 has no idea why their house was targeted.   

‘No one can figure it out unfortunately,’ she said. ‘It seems like it was just totally random. The parents are being pretty cooperative, and they are apologetic.’

Brian and Kara Kenny returned to their Myrtle Beach home after a trip to Disney World to find thousands of dollars of damage

Brian and Kara Kenny returned to their Myrtle Beach home after a trip to Disney World to find thousands of dollars of damage 

The Kennys estimate that the damage caused to their Myrtle Beach home totals $40,000

The Kennys estimate that the damage caused to their Myrtle Beach home totals $40,000

A hoverboard was among the Kenny's personal items damaged during the break in by two local children

A hoverboard was among the Kenny’s personal items damaged during the break in by two local children

The mom says she and Brian are now pursing civil action against the boys’ parents. But compensation will be limited to $5,000 because of the attackers’ ages – far short of the repair bill the Kennys now face.

In a further blow to the couple, their homeowners’ insurance did not cover their ruined belongings. And they have been forced to move into an Airbnb for 18 days, with Kara saying the burglary has caused ‘huge financial strain.’

The house was glitter bombed and spray painted, photos show holes in walls and the Kennys says the home’s floors were damaged. 

Kara said: ‘It’s been really rough, unfortunately.’ 

Kenny says police have been ‘extremely cooperative and super nice about the entire situation’ she said the officer who responded to her home was apologetic and sensitive in handling the case because children were involved. 

Kenny’s neighbors have attempted to ease the couple’s financial burden with a page aiming to raise $6,000 that has so far raised over $2,500. 

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