Vince Carter's house burglarized on Father's Day as family hid in closet, police say

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A scary scene reportedly hit former NBA All-Star Vince Carter's house on Father's Day.

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 apparently away from the house at the time.

Carter's wife Sondi told police she was lying in a 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 allegedly rummaged throughout the home and fled as the off-duty officer arrived. The officer said she saw an unidentified Black male wearing all black clothing and a mask running on foot, then jump into a black SUV before losing sight of them.

As more units arrived on the scene, officers found a large number of $100 bills — eventually counted to be $16,100 — spilled outside the house, 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.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: Vince Carter #15 of the Atlanta Hawks looks on against the Washington Wizards during the second half at Capital One Arena on March 06, 2020 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
Vince Carter has been out of the NBA since 2020. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)

The suspects apparently entered the house by breaking through a first-floor window and one of them apparently left a fingerprint on a side door through which they fled. Surveillance videos from the property were also reportedly submitted to police, though none of them faced the street.

No family members were reported to be harmed in the incident.

Carter has been retired from the NBA since 2020, after 22 seasons in the league. The likely Hall of Famer currently works as a basketball analyst for ESPN.