Atlanta, GA – Eight-time National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Vince Carter’s home was burglarized of almost $100,000 on Father’s Day while his terrified wife and children hid in a closet.
Carter’s wife, Sondi Carter, told police she was laying in bed with her kids just before midnight on June 19 when she heard frightening noises coming from the front of the house, WSB reported.
Sondi Carter told police she grabbed her children and all of them hid in a closet and then called 911.
She told the dispatcher she could hear people in the house rummaging through the rooms, WSB reported.
The police report said that when officers arrived at the home off King Road in northwest Atlanta, they spotted a masked man dressed in back running away from the Carters’ home.
The fleeing man made it to a waiting SUV and escaped in the getaway vehicle, WSB reported.
Officers found more than $16,000 in $100 bills scattered all over the front lawn.
Carter told police that the cash was just a fraction of the $100,000 kept in a brown bag that was stolen from a closet inside his house, TMZ reported.
Police also recovered two handguns from the front yard, according to WSB.
Officers found a Desert Eagle that Carter told them belonged to him.
They also recovered a Glock 26 with an extended magazine that investigators suspect was dropped by one of the burglars, WSB reported.
Police said no one was injured during the home invasion but that the investigation is ongoing, TMZ reported.
Carter, now a basketball analyst for CNN, played 22 seasons in the NBA and was known for his slam dunks.
During his professional career, he played for the Toronto Raptors, the New Jersey Nets, the Orlando Magic, the Phoenix Suns, the Dallas Mavericks, the Memphis Grizzlies, the Sacramento Kings, and the Atlanta Hawks.