wreck the gaf

Irish students who left destroyed apartment are shamed by the news in San Francisco

This is why we can’t have nice things.

WHEN RITU VOHRA first landed in the United States of America, she did so on a work-student visa.

So when she was approached by a group of Irish J1 students at the beginning of the summer, she decided to be nice and give them a “break on their rent” in one of the most expensive markets in the country – San Francisco.

Turns out that was a big mistake.

This week, she went back to check on the apartment with CBS in tow.

“Where do you even begin? [I'm] speechless actually,” she told the reporter after discovering her home had been destroyed.

She was greeted with broken bannisters, smashed walls, used condoms and other filth.

“They just smashed the house,” she claims. “Glass is broken here, broken chandeliers – how do you get it off the ceiling unless you swung from it or something?”


“How do you explain breaking through a wall?” she asked.

It is not clear who caused the damage but the report states the Irish students rented the apartment for the summer.


“Look at those marks on the wall,” continues the landlady.


The CBS reporter finds a golf club, believing it has done much of the damage.


“The security deposit wouldn’t even cover the windows,” Vohra says.


On entering the bedroom, where the floors and beds are messed up, she exclaims:

Clean up after yourself. It’s ok if you have a great sex life but really leaving dirty condoms on the floor? Dirty pantys?


She also found an envelope marked ‘property of arrested person only’.


“I was doing it to be nice. This is mini terrorism. This is an act of terrorism on me, on my house,” Vohra tells CBS.

“How drunk, angry and violent would you have to be?” she asks. “I have nothing personal against them but I want to at least recover the damage they’ve done.”

The reporter tells viewers that the students have now “all gone back to Ireland, having left their mess in San Francisco”.

The Irish Embassy told the TV station that every effort will be made to account for the damages and the offending students could be prohibited from returning to United States.

Read: Irish boyos’ J1 adventure will probably put your summer to shame 

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