Amid her record-breaking winning streak on the game show Jeopardy!, current champ Amy Schneider found herself robbed at gunpoint over the weekend.
Schneider, a software engineer from Oakland, CA, has so far racked up almost $1 million over her 25-game winning streak. January 3 she took to Twitter to share her harrowing story of armed robbery.
“Hi all,” Schneider wrote. “So, first off: I’m fine. But I got robbed yesterday, lost my ID, credit cards and phone. I then couldn’t really sleep last night and have been dragging myself around all day trying to replace everything.”
Related: A transgender woman won Jeopardy! She wore a trans flag pin to represent.
“So, I doubt I’ll even start writing tonight’s game thread today, and if I keep winning, it may take a bit for me to get caught up. Thanks for your patience,” she added via another tweet.
So, I doubt I'll even start writing tonight's game thread today, and if I keep winning, it may take a bit for me to get caught up. Thanks for your patience!
— Amy Schneider (@Jeopardamy) January 4, 2022
Schneider has also racked up a sizable Twitter following thanks to her play-by-play commentary on her Jeopardy! episodes. Producers for the show, meanwhile, released a statement saying, “We were deeply saddened to hear about this incident, and we reached out to Amy privately to offer our help in any capacity.”
The Los Angeles Times further reports that Oakland police have opened an investigation into the case, and continue their search for the two unidentified assailants.
Amy Schneider, 42, has shattered records with her Jeopardy! winning streak, becoming the highest winning female champ in the history of the series, and the first openly transgender person to qualify for the show’s Tournament of Champions. At the time of this writing, she is just six wins away from nabbing the #3 spot in the biggest winners of all time. The top spot is currently held by the show’s host, Ken Jennings.
Aren’t these shows filmed weeks in advance?
They are, but the robbery was just recent.
I’m guessing she was robbed while walking around/commuting. I think by now she can afford a car.
So it’s her fault for not driving, got it.
Honey, have you even tried to drive in the Bay Area? It’s insanity personified…makes LA look positively easy. I don’t blame anyone for not wanting to have to deal with traffic there when they have good mass transit.
I was born in Alameda,Ca, Oakland,Ca has always been tough, but with these times robberies are on the rise everywhere, so so sad
Always make a list of your credit card phone numbers! Easy to overlook, but simplifies things when you’re rattled about a robbery.
Good advice. Those numbers on the back of the card do no good when you don’t have the card.
It’s not safe out there for a totally-real, and completely 100% genuine woman, who is totally not a man.
Hank, sweetie, we get it, Putin and his trolls hate Trans people.
Have you taken your head out of your backside in the last 10 years? Guess not.
Anyone else think Amy would beat Hank31 at arm wrestling?
Why do you feel the need to write such idiotic things? Does it make you feel better about yourself? You really need to ask yourself why you are so filled with hate.
What makes Hank wrong and you right? Trans are male/female impersonators and that’s their right. They also don’t deserve to be bashed over it either. But of course those that disagree with the brainwashing of more than two genders and your sex can be changed are obsolete, I think the term is “BOOMERS” which is ridiculous. If you don’t think or believe the way we think and believe, you don’t deserve to exist.” Sound familiar? It’s the same thing Gays and minorities have been fighting for years from, you know…FASCISTS. There are people who accept it and then there are those who don’t. The two just need to agree to disagree and move on.
@ Hank 31 and Heywood Jablowme I think you both desire to de trans. Just like violent homophobes hate themselves because deep down they are gay and hate themselves.
Hank 31, Maybe I’m just confused by your statement which I take as a jab against the contestant whom you believe can’t actually change their gender and therefore label them “totally not a man”. If I understand the situation correctly, Amy Schneider, totally did not wish to be a man anymore and therefore trans to become a woman. I’m sure she appreciates your support and your acknowledgement of her successful transition to womanhood. Now, please take “Go F yourself for $500”.
Such a pleasure to watch her blaze through those nightly contests like a comet. I’m glad she’s OK and hope she keeps on winning!
Even better than a list, Xerox your cards or scan them so you’ve got the phone numbers and everything without having to write everything down.
Sorry to hear about her being robbed. I wish it hadn’t take this for her to get mentioned on Queerty. Yahoo already had a story on her winning streak a little while back.
I agree 100%. Queerty really needs to move away from their petty vendettas and cover their supposed audience.
Yeah, Queerty would probably be a better read if they would adopt a “Gay Agenda”.
That’s literal violence
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