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A former Bibb County, Georgia deputy was arrested after he broke into the home of the late Super Bowl champion Demaryius Thomas.

Police say Vashone Hakeem Jones, 29, broke into Thomas' Roswell, Ga. home to throw a party, rather than rent one of the many Airbnb party homes available in the Atlanta area.

Thomas, a four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver with the Denver Broncos, died on December 9, 2021. He was 33.
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Roswell police were called to Thomas' Riverside Road home on March 13, according to a report obtained by Channel 2 Action News and WGXA-TV.

Thomas' mother, Katina Smith, told police that the house was vacant and the locks had been changed shortly after Thomas died.

Smith said she saw social media posts showing a party at her late son's empty residence.

Pictures sent to Smith's cell phone by her son's friends showed people partying in the house.

According to Channel 2 Action News, when police arrived, they watched an Uber driver make a food delivery. A man who answered the door refused to give them any information.

Officers entered the home and found seven people on the main floor and two more people asleep in the master bedroom.

One of the people awakened by cops in the master bedroom was identified as Jones, who resigned from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office after he was charged with credit card theft and card fraud in 2019.

The woman who was in bed with Jones said she met him the night before at the Gold Room nightclub in Atlanta, and he invited her back to the house to party.

Police also found drugs and guns inside the home.

Jones told officers that he previously lived at the home and helped Thomas with his medical issues.

Jones and two other people in the home were arrested and charged with criminal trespassing. Jones was released on $2,000 bond.

According to Smith, expensive football memorabilia were stolen from the home, including an ESPY award, football jerseys including one signed by quarterback Tom Brady, guns, a hyperbaric chamber and thousands of dollars in cash.

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Chicago police followed through on their threat to cite the building owner where a house party was attended by an estimated 1,000 young people amid the Covid-19 lockdown on Saturday.

According to, city officials levied fines against the property owner, and also cited her for disorderly conduct for violating the city's stay-at-home order.

The amount of the fines will be determined at a later date, as the courthouse is closed during the lockdown.

A city alderman said the property owner is now "on notice".

The adult child of the owner reportedly had keys to the building and disabled the alarm to hold the party, which was advertised on social media.

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Chicago police busted up the party and a similar event nearby. No arrests were made at either location.

Cell phone videos from both parties show hundreds of young folk commingling in close proximity in violation of social distancing rules.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a Democrat, reacted angrily to the video footage on Monday, saying those responsible for throwing the party would be held accountable.

"What happened in that scene was just foolish and reckless," Lightfoot said. "There's got to be a level of personal responsibility for that. Millennials aren't children."

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Chicago police busted up a house party attended by 1,000 people amid the coronavirus pandemic on Saturday night.

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker slammed the partygoers for violating his orders. "You are literally putting everyone around you in danger -- you are!"

Cell phone video shows partygoers packed into a small space in the Chi while ignoring social distancing precautions.

No one was arrested at the gathering, according to the Chicago Sun Times.

Some of the partygoers wore masks while the majority were bare faced. The 23-minute video footage was posted on Facebook by Chicago resident Tink Purcell.

She was heard saying, "You can't even move in this b*tch!"

Mayor Lori Lightfoot slammed the partygoers as "reckless and utterly unacceptable."

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"I have seen the video which shows what appears to be a house party taking place inside a Chicago residence," she wrote.

"While most Chicagoans are doing their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19, reckless actions like these threaten our public health and risk erasing the progress we have made."

Lightfoot threatened to arrest the party organizers for violating her stay-at-home order.

"We will hold those responsible accountable," she fumed.

"The fewer people who comply with the 'Stay At Home' Order, the sicker our residents will get and the harder it will be for us to recover," she wrote.

But two California doctors say the data doesn't support all the fear mongering.

Dr. Dan Erickson and Dr. Artin Massihi say quarantines are causing more harm than good amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The doctors say quarantines are no longer necessary because the coronavirus is statistically no different from the flu.

Herd immunity, also called population immunity or community immunity, protects against infectious diseases that occur when a large percentage of the population has become immune to an infection, whether through previous vaccinations or through regular exposure to viruses and bacteria.

The physicians say herd immunity can't form if the majority of healthy people stay indoors. Herd immunity also increases good bacteria that helps us fight off infections.

Democratic governors and mayors have been resistant to easing restrictions - at least until after the November elections.

House Democrats are pressuring Trump to add funding for mail-in and absentee ballots into a stimulus package so all Americans can mail in their votes.