NASCAR Team Owner Richard Childress Shoots At Home Invaders, Police Say


NASCAR Hall of Fame team owner Richard Childress fired at three intruders who broke into his North Carolina home Sunday evening, the Davidson County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday (via the Winston-Salem Journal).

The incident happened at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the Reedy Creek community in Davidson County.

The sheriff said that a window glass beside a door knob on the lower level of the residence was broken and the alarm was activated.

To which another commentator fired back: "Are you really that ignorant, three armed men try to enter his home and you are sad he shot first?" (Photo: Screenshot/Davidson County Sheriff's Office).

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According to the WXII report, deputies said the suspects had the majority of their faces covered and appeared to have firearms in their possession.

According to the Winston-Salem Journal newspaper, Childress is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and convictions of the suspects. The former NASCAR driver was acting under North Carolina's Castle Doctrine, which gives people the right to use lethal force without reservation when defending their property from intruders, Sheriff David Grice told WFMY News.

If you have any information call the Sheriff's Office or Detective Sgt. Marc Hanna at 336-242-2100.