IMPD warns of mass party invites on social media

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is warning the public about the potential dangers of inviting people to parties via social media.

Police said open invitations on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other sites come with risks such as gatecrashing, use of drugs, underage drinking, physical assaults and fighting, civil liability for the homeowner if anyone gets injured and getting arrested.

IMPD is also warning parents to monitor their children’s social media activity as the holiday season gets underway.

If uninvited guests arrive at your party and begin to cause problems, you should call police immediately. If you see mass invites on social media, IMPD is asking you to call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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