A scary scene reportedly hit former NBA All-Star Vince Carter’s house on Father’s Day that could’ve been so much worse.
According to a report from the Atlanta Police Department obtained by USA Today, Carter’s house was burglarized while his wife and children hid in a closet on Father’s Day. Carter was not home on this day.
Carter’s wife Sondi told police she was in bed with her two sons when she heard loud noises coming from the front of the house. She reportedly took her children and hid in the bedroom closet, then called 911 and texted a nearby off-duty officer.
The suspects went rummaging through the house looking for valuables as the off-duty officer arrived. The officer said she saw an unidentified Black male wearing all black as they jumped into an SUV and got away.
“Ms. CARTER stated that she took her sons and hid in their bedroom closet as she heard the unknown suspects gain entry into her home,” the report says. “Ms. Carter stated she could hear the unknown suspects come upstairs and rummage through their belongings in different rooms while she hid.”
Additionally, the police said $16,000 was scattered on the floor in front of Carter’s home as well as a golden Desert Eagle in a gun case and a black Glock 26 with an extended magazine. The Desert Eagle was determined to belong to Carter, while the Glock is believed to be owned by the suspect.
Over the phone, Carter reportedly told police the $16K was only a portion of a sum of over $100,000 in cash stored in a brown bag in the primary bedroom closet.
No family members were reported to be harmed in the incident.