Father of teen hospitalized after house party wants homeowners held accountable


ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A father whose teenager was rushed to the hospital after a Winter Park house party told Eyewitness News he wants the homeowner held accountable.

Five teens who were heavily intoxicated were taken to the hospital after a house party in Winter Park Friday night, deputies said. The father of one of those teens said the man who owns the home where the party was held should be arrested.

Authorities said roughly 100 teenagers packed the home on Bluebrook Drive. But the party ended with deputies at the house and several people in the hospital.

The father of one of the teens, who didn't want to be identified, said he's outraged about the situation.

"It would lead me to believe they're horrible parents and that they allow other peoples' children to behave anyway that they want in their home," the father said.

He rushed to the home where the party was held Friday night after learning his teenager was among the underage partygoers.

"It's very frustrating, thinking nothing will happen to these parents," the father said.

Deputies said a 16-year-old girl was the host of the party. On Monday, the sheriff's office said no charges are pending against her parents, who own the home.

The girl's father, Steve Miller, claims he was oblivious to the dozens of teens drinking alcohol inside his house.

"I was sleeping," Miller told WFTV after the party.

But the father whose teen ended up in the hospital believes Miller knew what was going on that night.

"How could you sleep through 100 people? That means they're inside and out," the father said.

The Department of Children and Families also investigated, but decided it wouldn't remove any of Miller's six children from the Bluebrook Drive home.