NASCAR owner Richard Childress credits ‘God and the Second Amendment’ after firing shots at intruders

Richard Childress (Getty Images)

NASCAR Hall of Fame team owner Richard Childress fired at three people who broke into his home Sunday evening, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

The suspects attempted to break into Childress’ house in the Reedy Creek area of Davidson County just after 10:00 p.m., the sheriff’s office said.

Childress and wife, Judy, were at home when they heard a crash downstairs, the sheriff’s office said. The three suspects had shattered a window which activated an alarm.

According to the police report, Childress said the suspect had their faces covered, and were carrying what appeared to be guns.

After hearing the glass break Childress retrieved his own weapon before going to investigate, the sheriff’s office said. When he saw the suspects inside his house he fired.

No one was injured, and nothing was taken from the Childress house, said Davidson County Sheriff David Grice.

According to the sheriff’s office report, Childress said he felt, “the only reason he and his wife were here today was because of God and the Second Amendment.”

Childress has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects who remain at large.