Neighbors of the TikTokkers’ Los Angeles house that had its power shut off over raucous ‘covid parties’ say partygoers have been defecating and urinating in the street, having sex in cars, smoking marijuana in a fire risk area and blocking the street until dawn.
On Wednesday LA Mayor Eric Garcetti shut off power to the Hollywood Hills home of TikTok stars Bryce Hall, 21, Noah Beck, 19, and Blake Gray, 19, known online as the ‘Sway House’, claiming the young men repeatedly flouted city rules banning large gatherings during the COVID-19 lockdown and outlawing loud, late parties in residential neighborhoods.
The livid and distraught residents of the once-quiet street told DailyMail.com the neighborhood has become a ‘party warzone’, with the TikTok stars’ $8.2 million rented mansion hosting at least a dozen blowouts since lockdown began, including two parties since the influencers moved in at the beginning of August.
Los Angeles Police Department even received a report of a man with a gun at Hall, Beck and Gray’s party pad last Friday, and shots were heard nearby.
An LAPD spokesman told DailyMail.com the officers were unable to confirm the reports.
The neighbors said parties at two other houses on the blighted street have previously been shut down by a SWAT team and have been the location of a reported rape and shooting.
The lead singer of former top 20s hit band Devo, Mark Mothersbaugh, lives two doors down from the TikTok stars and has called the police on their COVID rule-breaking parties.
His wife, Anita, told DailyMail.com her 70-year-old husband caught the virus in June and came close to death in the ICU. She said she was furious at Hall and his influencer crew for disturbing her husband’s recovery.
‘This virus is no joke, I’ve experienced it first-hand,’ she said. ‘There was a week where my daughters thought he would die.
‘It makes me crazy, the sheer inconsideration. It goes on all day long. There are people in the pool screaming, they’re blasting music and there are cars parked all down the street.
‘They don’t seem to care about public health.’
Another neighbor, who asked to be named only as Catherine, told DailyMail.com her street had become a ‘party warzone’ with at least three houses including the TikTok stars’ pad hosting blowouts until dawn.
‘There have been parties here where a SWAT team has been brought out to shut them down, during the time I’ve lived here,’ the neighbor said.
‘There’s screaming, drinking, bottles of Titos and solo cups everywhere.
‘On July 4 they were setting off fireworks based in mortars. It sounded like we were living in Benghazi.
‘I’m afraid it will end in violence. It already has at another house down the street, there was a rape and somebody was shot at a party last year.
‘There’s damage to property and cars. I’ve seen someone taking a s**t on the street opposite my home, people having sex in cars. All of a sudden it just feels like the wild west.’
Catherine, who has lived there for eight years, said she had to buy a megaphone to shout to her carousing neighbors over their deafening music blasting down the street.
She told DailyMail.com the ‘covid parties’, often with over 100 guests, pack the narrow street with cars and block access for fire trucks or ambulances.
‘There’ll be endless rows of cars. Some people park their cars in the middle of the street because there’s so many cars,’ she said. ‘If there were to be a fire we’d be toast – literally. Of course it’s noisy, but there are also people smoking in the street and it’s a huge fire risk area.
‘There’s a flagrant disregard for the area. I’ve been out walking my dog and seen throngs of people coming towards me with no masks, completely high or wasted. And then those people are getting in their cars and driving down the hill.’
The neighbor told DailyMail.com that Hall and his TikTok crew moved into the rented three-level, four-bed party pad at the beginning of August and have since hosted parties every weekend.
A real estate industry source told DailyMail.com the men were paying around $50,000 per month to rent the home.
Catherine said the previous tenants were rappers Quavo and Saweetie who she claimed were equally keen on raucous blowouts.
‘There used to be Ferraris and Range Rovers outside, then it changed to Teslas and Porsches – more Gen Z cars,’ she said.
Beck was spotted entering his newly electricity-free house on Thursday afternoon, but when approached by DailyMail.com the residents did not answer the door – perhaps in an attempt to keep in what little cool air remained in the building, now without air conditioning in the 94 degree midday heat of the Hollywood Hills.
He, Hall and their influencer friends later went to get lunch at Urth Cafe in West Hollywood, seemingly unperturbed by the city’s drastic measures following their birthday celebrations last week.
Police posted warnings at Hall’s Hollywood Hills mansion after he hosted a raucous party with dozens of guests failing to practice social distancing or wear masks on August 8 – but the final straw was his 21st blowout with strippers and booze just six days later at another house in Encino where videos showed hundreds of guests including other TikTok stars.
An ‘initial warning’ posted outside their home at 1.50am that day by Hollywood division officer Cohen said the influencers were ‘in violation of paragraph 3 of the Mayor’s Public Order, dated June 1, 2020’ adding that ‘violations of said Order are subject to criminal penalties’.
A second ‘final notice’ taped to their wall at 2.50am on August 14 warned of ‘a directive to the Department of Water and Power to disconnect utility service to the above location without any further notice to you.’
And a ‘notice of violation’ attached to their wall with two cable ties said the men had violated city laws by hosting a ‘loud unruly party, with ‘loud raucous noise disturbing the peace.’
Hall and his TikTok crew posted a video on the app mocking the city’s warnings, with the three men shirtless and turning their lights on and off with the caption ‘our lights keep flickering for some reason.’
But on Wednesday, Garcetti announced the power to their Hollywood home had been shut off.
‘Despite several warnings, this house has turned into a nightclub in the hills, hosting large gatherings in flagrant violation of our public health orders,’ the mayor’s statement said. ‘The City has now disconnected utilities at this home to stop these parties that endanger our community.’
A real estate source with knowledge of the property history said the $8.2million Hollywood Hills home was bought by Poonam Khubani, vice president of the ‘As Seen On TV’ infomercial giant Telebrands, in 2017.
Khubani did not respond to a request for comment.
It is currently listed for sale by realtor and star of Selling Sunset reality TV show, Jason Oppenheim.
Oppenheim told DailyMail.com he was the property agent but did not respond to further questions.
The Los Angeles Police Department issued citations at 13 homes hosting parties last weekend, the Los Angeles Times reported, and warned the residents their power could be shut off if they did it again.