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'Project X'-inspired party lands Texas teens in trouble

Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper and Jonathan Daniel are shown in a still from 'Project X.' (Green Hat Films / Silver Pictures)

March 14, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A case of life imitating art may have gotten a group of Texas teens into some serious trouble.

More than a dozen teens were busted last week after breaking into a new house, throwing a wild party and trashing the place. When asked why they did it, the kids simply replied, "Project X."

"Project X" is a movie about an out-of-control teen party in Pasadena. Police say the parallels are uncanny between the movie and what happened at the house party in Houston. In fact, an officer called it a "copycat."

The kids could face serious criminal charges since the owner of the house now has to spend about $100,000 fixing the damage.