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Scotty McCreery opens up about scary armed robbery incident

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May 16, 2014 | 2:57pm EDT

Country singer Scotty Mccreery has broken his silence after he and a friend were robbed at gunpoint in an early morning raid at the beginning of the month (05May14). The former American Idol star was visiting a student pal in North Carolina when four men burst in on them and demanded cash. Recalling the "scary" incident during a Friday morning (16May14) interview with Los Angeles-based DJ Ryan Seacrest, McCreery said, "We had gone out... it was, like, 1.30 in the morning... We were watching Gladiator on TV and all of a sudden we heard a knock (at the door). "We didn't recognise them (men) so we didn't open it. And the second guy, (my friend) thought it was a neighbour. And it was only one person... no mask, no gun, no glove, didn't look suspicious. As soon as they opened the door, then four people barged in guns a-blazing. "I thought, 'Whatever you want you take it'. I was on the ground, and he was holding the gun to our heads. I was staring down the barrel of a pistol." No one was hurt in the raid but the robbers made off with a wallet, the singer's phone, and a laptop. Police have charged teenager Mikkail Jammal Shaw with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

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