British police planned to patrol a teen's party after it attracted 21,000 attendees on Facebook -- to a town of just 30,000 people, the St. Albans and Harpenden Review reported Monday.
Rebecca Javeleau, 14, created an event page on Facebook to invite her friends to the private party -- but it was hijacked by strangers who also RSVP'd to the Oct. 7 event at an apartment in the town of Harpenden, southeastern England.
Although the party was canceled and the original Facebook page removed, another one -- titled Rebecca Javeleu's open party plan -- quickly sprang up, declaring that "her party will go down in history." A user with the name Rebecca Javeleau, whose identity could not be verified, posted on the page, "SORRY EVERYONE MY MUM MADE ME DELETE THE EVENT BUT ITS STILL ON. SEE YOU ON THE 7TH AT 9.30?." The page was so far "liked" by 321 people expressing an interest in pre-party drinks, the party itself and an after-party -- or all three.
Local police said they would increase patrols on the day of the party amid concern that thousands of gatecrashers might arrive.