I'd heard about this and I was so flabbergast. Who the bleep wouldn't have fallen to their knees, thanked their lucky stars that he wasn't pressing charges, and not marched their child over there by their hair to do the repairs? Abominable behavior! If I was one of those parents, my child would be punished for trashing the house, drinking, being stupid enough to post pictures, and being careless enough to not have proper privacy settings on their social networking sites= probably four months of grounding. Then, they would have been required to empty their piggy bank and pawn anything worth money that they owned to pay this guy back. And they would have darn well being showing up at the picnic, along with both my DH and I, with a letter of apology from all of us, and a full days labor on the home. And then, we would have thanked him profusely for being such a kind-hearted and forgiving man. Anything short of that is, in my opinion, a parenting fail. Shame on them all for being such lousy human beings.