Vince Carter’s Wife, Sons Home During Horrifying Burglary
Former NBA superstar Vince Carter’s wife and two sons reportedly hid in a closet while burglars ransacked their home on Father’s Day (June 19), according to an incident report from the Atlanta Police Department.
Sondi Alexis Carter, and her two sons were asleep when she was awakened by a noise. According to the police report, Sondi took her sons into her bedroom, where they hid in a closet, and called 911. The suspects gained access to the home and Sondi added that she could hear them in different rooms, going through the family’s belongings.
Sports Illustrated is reporting that it is unclear where Vince Carter was at the time of the incident, but that he later spoke to police by phone.
According to reports, when police arrived at the Carters’ gated community, an officer spotted a Black male in all-black clothing fleeing the scene. He was able to escape in a Black SUV. The family does reportedly have security cameras that cover the gated property but don’t see onto the street.
Atlanta police recovered “large amounts” of $100 bills on the ground outside of the home, as well as a handgun still in its case and a Glock 26 with an extended mag, the report notes.
One of the guns, a gold Desert Eagle semi-automatic, belonged to Carters and the Glock belonged to the suspect.
The suspects allegedly accessed the home via a window in the front of the first level—which had been broken in. Police discovered multiple rooms in disarray and an interior gate that was broken off its hinges.
$16,100 was recovered at the scene, but the NBA star told police that had $100,000 in a brown bag in his master closet.
Police were able to lift a fingerprint from a side door near the back gate, but no suspect has been arrested yet.
Nicknamed "Half Man, Half Amazing,” Vince Carter played in 22 seasons in the NBA --- the most of any player -- and is the only player in NBA history to appear in games in four decades.
Carter is now a college and professional basketball analyst for ESPN.