Lucy Sachs, who inherited an 18-bedroom 101 year old mansion from her great-grandfather, said when Hnetinka rented the $30,000 a month mansion from her he told her that he needed it for a large family reunion, but after he took access to the home on May 30, he began throwing paid parties for teenagers.
“He was very slick,” Joan Mackall a relative of Sachs told reporters. “He gave this whole spiel ‘I’m here from the West Coast, I don’t see my family much…It’s my sort of time to be with them’…just total lies.”
After receiving a tip from a neighbor, Sachs made a surprised visit to her home and found almost 100 teens packed inside.
The teenagers informed her that Hnetinka, who was running a business called Hamptons and Sons, told them it was his property and he charged them $350 per person for a three-day weekend. Sachs said she quickly learned that Hnetinka made almost $34,000 from that one weekend. In addition, he simultaneously had another party at a different mansion, where he charged 31 teens $516 each to party.
Sachs said she also found a 20-page manual of “party rules” for her home and five others that Hnetinka also rented.
One of the rules instructed revelers and security guards not to open the door if police came by, but if they forced their way in they were to all leave the premises.
Sachs evicted Hnetinka for breaking the terms of the lease but he turned and tried to change the locks on her doors. The homeowner called police and after a four-hour standoff he left the home.
A few days later, Hnetinka returned to the mansion with lawyers and a locksmith and tried to enter the home. Once again police were called but Sachs and the rest of her family decided both times not to file charges against him. The entrepreneur however has a court date on Friday for unrelated parties in South Hampton.
When Hnetinka is not hosting parties in the Hamptons you can find him at a mobile-based social network called Leetto that he started or the ‘social newspaper’ called Bubble, which he developed.