A Landlord who rented out her home to a group of Irish students wanted to give them a “break” on the rent amount because she herself had one day been a student in their position.
However, the “break” favour she gave was returned in spades, or rather a golf club they used to break-up the home.
The San Fransico landlady Rita Vohra could not believe her eyes when she inspected the property after they left and discovered the amount of damage they had done.
The house was thoroughly trashed and according reports by the CBS television network and Belfast based UTV, the cost of repairing the damage is estimated at “tens of thousands” of dollars.
Ms Vohra had wanted to help the bunch of foreign students as she herself had once been a visiting student on a visa to the United States, so she said she wanted to give the group ‘a break’.
The Irish group were all on an exchange summer scheme which every year sees thousands of UK and Irish students jet off to work in some of America’s towns and cities.
After her tenants had departed, back to Ireland, Ms Vohra was devastated when she found what they had done to her former home when she went to view the property.
The damage was really extensive including smashed windows and walls, broken bannisters and chandeliers hanging off the ceiling.
Ms Vohra had said: “Broken chandeliers – how do you get it off the ceiling unless you swung from it or something?”
According to CBS, all the students involved have all returned home to Ireland and the Irish Embassy has said that every effort will be made to make these students account for the damage, and it is likely they will be barred in future from entering the USA.
CBS reported the Irish Foreign Affairs Minister, Charlie Flanagan, as leading a wave of criticism in Ireland of the group of students, none of whom have yet been named.