One of the biggest names in NASCAR just shot at 3 armed men who tried to break into his Davidson County home late Sunday night.
According to the Davidson County Sheriff’s office, Richard Childress and his wife, Judy, were upstairs when they heard a loud noise on the first floor, followed by their security alarm sounding.
Three armed masked intruders had just broken the glass to the front door, unlocked the deadbolt, and broke in.
After hearing the noise, Childress retrieved his gun and rushed downstairs. When he saw the masked men with what looked like guns in their hands, he fired several shots at them. The suspects then fled the home without any signs of being injured, according to police.
When officers arrived at his home, Childress told them, “the only reason he and his wife were here today was because of God and the Second Amendment.” According to North Carolina’s Castle Doctrine, a homeowner is allowed to use deadly force against home invaders.
Police released these images of the intruders and Childress is now offering a $10,000 reward for anyone with information leading to their arrest.
If you have any information about the break-in or the intruders, please call the Sheriff’s Office or Detective Sgt. Marc Hanna at 336-242-2100.