- Eric Webb American-Statesman Staff
Carley Carroll and her roommates went to the Denton Police Department early Sunday morning to make a noise complaint about the party in the apartment above them. It was a good thing that the University of North Texas students were not at home, because the ceiling came crashing down while they were out.
According to KDFW, the floor in the noisy unit above Carroll’s second-floor apartment gave way just before 2 a.m., and party attendees had to crawl back up to the third floor. Water-spewing pipes, broken beams and plywood can be seen in photos of the wreckage. Watch footage from the scene below:
Carroll told KDFW:
“I have nowhere to go. Everything I own is in there. That's life threatening. If we were in our living room, we wouldn't have made it out because by what we've seen, it's just completely gone."
In addition to Carroll and her three roommates, 50 other residents were displaced, KDFW reports. There were about 100 people at the party on the third floor, according to police, and injuries were minor. WFAA reports that the party was a UNT homecoming celebration.
The news station reports that there is now an investigation into the structural failing. Read the full story at KDFW.