Large Halloween house party busted by police

Posted at 3:53 PM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 09:15:53-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Neighbors were concerned about a large house party in East Nashville on Halloween.

It happened on Boscobel Street, and neighbor Elliot Dawes said there were around 100 people at the home.

"3:30 to about 5:30, there were constant Ubers dropping people off," Dawes said. "It was the absolute worst time. I mean we’re going through a global pandemic."

If residents have large social gatherings or parties, they're supposed to get their event plan approved through the health department in Davidson County. Metro Nashville Police officers were called to break up the party because under the city's modified phase three, gatherings are to be kept at 25 people or less.

"The other neighbors were outside, like what is going on? Why are they doing this? We have a great block here, awesome neighbors, everyone’s really friendly and everyone was just shocked," Dawes said.

A neighbor we talked to off-camera said the large event made trick-or-treating difficult.

"It was just a standstill traffic, we actually looked it up on Google Maps and it was solid red on the whole block," Dawes said.

In August, the Fashion House party gained attention when two people hosting it violated Metro's public health order. Both men were charged with three misdemeanors.

"I mean everyone probably breaks what they should be doing a little bit, maybe to keep their mental health, see some friends, do whatever, but just to have a party, it’s just so unnecessary,” Dawes said. "We didn’t expect something like this to happen on our block, and we really hope it doesn’t happen again."

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Public Health Department said they are investigating the party, and had someone on scene. He said an event application was not received, and they will take appropriate action regarding any potential citations.

The property is not an Airbnb, but a neighbor said the owner is renting out the home. We rang the doorbell and tried to ask a person coming and going from the home what happened. She claimed she wasn’t at the party.