It started out as an innocent and fun evening; the ‘See You Tonight’ hitmaker and his Raleigh, N.C. buddies grabbed takeout from a local burger joint. Then, they planned to watch ‘Gladiator’ together while enjoying their grub.
“He looked through his peep-hole — the guys didn’t have a mask or gloves, so he didn’t look suspicious at all.”
Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. Continues McCreery, “My friend opened the door to see if he had a question, and we think the other three guys were nestled up against the door so we couldn’t see them in the peephole. As soon as the door opened an inch, they barged in, guns waving.”
They weren’t just any guns, as the ‘American Idol’ winner points out. “The first guy in the room had an assault rifle, and he put that right against the sternum of the guy who opened the door. The main guy, who was casing the living room, he had a pistol to my head and a pistol at another guy’s head.”
While the robbers were in the apartment, they took over $1,600 worth of electronics and cash, which included McCreery’s iPhone and a $1,200 laptop belonging to a friend.
“It definitely puts your life in perspective when you’re staring down the barrel of a pistol,” admits the country star.