Authorities say NASCAR legend and Hall of Famer fires shots at men who broke into his home


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Three masked men broke into the home of Richard Childress, but fled when the NASCAR team owner grabbed a handgun and fired three shots at three masked intruders, according to reports in the Winston-Salem Journal and other media outlets.

The Davidson County (NC) Sherrif's office said Childress and his wife were in their home Sunday night when Childress heard a crash. As it turns out, the suspects broke glass next to a doorknob, which set off an alarm.

Childress, authorities said, grabbed a weapon and went to investigate. When he saw three men inside his house, he opened fire.

The Journal reported that Childress said he felt, "The only reason he and his wife were here today was because of God and the Second Amendment."

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No one was hit, authorities told the Journal. However, sheriff's officials said they were able to get DNA from some of the items inside Childress' home. Additionally, authorities have offered a $10,000 reward for information in the case.

 

 

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