Sara Bear thought she was renting her converted barn in Norfolk, England to a servicewoman who was looking for a quiet weekend.
She was mistaken.
Bear and her partner received a phone call in the early hours of the morning from their neighbor back home, telling them they needed to return as soon as possible. When they got there, they found more than 50 servicemen crammed into the two-bedroom rental home.
“When I walked around the holiday let it was just rammed,” Bear told the Eastern Daily Press. “They had brought smoke machines, their own sound machine, disco lights and tables. I called the police and we started asking people to leave.”
The attendees were members of the Royal Air Force Lakenheath, the U.S. Air Force’s only F-15 fighter wing in Europe. Bear said most of them were respectful and left when asked to. One of the servicemen, however, punched Bear’s partner, who suffered cuts to his cheek and mouth. In addition, minimal damage to Bear’s kitchen was reported
Norfolk police are investigating the assault, and Lieutenant Elias Small, public affairs officer at RAF Lakenheath, said they are working with the authorities in the investigation.
“We are aware of the alleged incident involving an airman from [Lakenheath] and are cooperating fully with the investigation being conducted by police authorities,” he said.