*A Chicago homeowner says she was working a 24-hour shift as a first responder when her son threw a house party with some 200 people crammed into the West Side spot.
Remaining anonymous because of her occupation, the woman spoke to local station NBC5 about being cited by police Monday over the gathering. She said she had no idea that a party was being held at her house until police arrived hours later.
“I almost passed out because I’m practicing social distancing due to my employment and to see that many people in my house was absolutely ignorant and disgusting,” she said.
The woman’s 26-year-old son, Janeal Wright, admitted he knew his mother would be at work at the time and deactivated the home’s video doorbell, so that his mother wouldn’t get notified of the increased activity at the house. Janeal said he had asked 20 to 30 people to come celebrate the lives of two friends who became victims of gun violence in Chicago. That number quickly ballooned to nearly 200.