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American Idol's Scotty McCreery Robbed at Gunpoint During Home Invasion


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Police say country music singer Scotty McCreery was the victim of an early morning home invasion near the campus of North Carolina State University, where he is a student.

Raleigh Police spokesman Jim Sughrue says officers were called shortly before 2 a.m. Monday to an apartment about a mile from campus. Three suspects armed with guns are reported to have taken wallets, cash and electronic items.

Police say the 20-year-old McCreery was among the victims. No one was injured.

A native of nearby Garner, McCreery won TV's American Idol in 2011. He was named best new artist at the Academy of Country Music Awards the next year. In addition to being a recording star and a pitchman for Bojangles' Chicken 'n Biscuits, McCreery is wrapping up his sophomore year of college.

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Jesus Loves You! May 06 2014 at 9:52 AM

Man, you people need to lay off of Scotty McCreery. What just because he has fame and fortune? He is a human like the rest of us and I bet you your whole life earnings that it was the media who put the story up. Lots of celebrities don't like their personal lives reported but the paparrazi is always there sticking their noses in where it does not belong. He is just a normal person trying to make a way in life like the rest of us.

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bryanmerrittper2 May 06 2014 at 10:32 AM

Any one who dose home invasion robbery deserves to get their asses shot off... This is why we have a 2nd amendment . If these criminals think they are going to face an armed home owner they may consider a different line of work.... or at least choose another house.

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Richie bryanmerrittper2 May 06 2014 at 10:48 AM

"Any one who dose home invasion robbery deserves to get their asses shot off"

I feel the same way about people that don't know how to spell the word does.

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mckdarren May 06 2014 at 10:39 AM

That ought to make a Republican out of him.

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dianealonso May 06 2014 at 10:41 AM

Scotty!!! My boys and I love you! Just material stuff! Glad you are okay! Wish everyone out there can be like people like you. I went to Furman University! NC State must be so happy to have you. Keep being you. My son Peter picked you on day one! You are the best. Hope you are playing baseball too.

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spdy65 May 06 2014 at 10:44 AM

An unarmed person is..a victim. This story proves it.

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BEA May 06 2014 at 10:55 AM

We al loved Scotty on Idol & glad to know he is in college.

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jagentmike May 06 2014 at 10:55 AM

thieves should be shot on sight.

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buckeye3118 May 06 2014 at 10:56 AM

I wonder if he now considers getting a concealed carry permit?

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rxpharmd May 06 2014 at 11:07 AM

I wonder if it might be helpful if they had given the surrounding public a description of the individuals responsible?

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lnl80388 May 06 2014 at 11:21 AM

Nothing good ever happens after 10 PM.
Learn to protect yourself.

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