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Men to pay thousands for revenge 'Sharpie party' at foreclosed home

"Matt's House of Mayhem" wasn't an ordinary house party. Party-goers, investigators say, had a mission: Destroy as much of the Merced home and do it with Sharpie pens. On Tuesday, six men pleaded no contest to vandalism charges stemming from the 2012 incident that resulted in extensive damage to a foreclosed home. Matthew Clements, 27; James Blaylock, 23; Brian McNeil, 32; Richard Thomas, 22; Jonathan McCarthy, 34; and Timothy De Los Santos, 23, were ordered to each pay $4,000 for their part in the damage, Merced County Deputy Dist. Atty. Walter Wall said. McNeil and Blaylock paid their amounts, so their charges were dismissed. "Law enforcement takes these...

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