32 Arrested in South Walton After Miramar Beach House Party Bust

Dozens of spring breakers in south Walton County spent the night in jail Monday. Deputies caught them underage drinking, but they also allegedly destroyed the house where they were staying.

Hands and feet shackled, these spring breakers were headed to the Walton County jail Monday night, busted for underage drinking.

"This is a joke. Officer this is a joke. Did you not drink when you were a kid? Come on!"

Deputies say they stumbled upon the open house party after a number of complaints by neighbors.

"They started fleeing out the back door. Actually there were so many people trying to get out the back door, they were stuck. They were pulling their ice chests," said Major A.J. Smith with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office.

Out of the more than 80 spring breakers on scene, deputies managed to arrest 32.

When asked if they thought it's funny to be arrested, "It's hilarious. Roll Tide," responded one spring breaker.

And not only did these college students break the law, it was obvious they also showed no regard for the home itself.

The smell of alcohol, vomit, and urine is almost overwhelming. To say the place is a disaster would be an understatement.

Leaving behind pizza under beds, spilled beer, and cigarettes, they managed to destroy every single room.

"It is really trashed. It's going to take a lot of work to fix it."

"There's a reason they can't drink alcohol under the age of 21, they don't make sound decisions," said Captain Michael Howell with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office.

Monday night's decision will cost them more than just a night behind bars.

"Some of them are under scholarship. If they get arrested, there is potential for them to lose their scholarships."

Of the 32 arrested, 17 were males, 15 were females.


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