Jeopardy! Champion Amy Schneider Says She Was Robbed Before Show

Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider is doing “fine” after enduring the unimaginable.

On Monday, Schneider, who resides in Oakland, California, revealed on Twitter that she was robbed of some of her personal belongings.

“Hi all! So, first off: I’m fine,” the Ohio native, 42, tweeted. “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.”

In a second tweet, Schneider noted she’d likely be unable to “start writing tonight’s game thread” because of the robbery. “And if I keep winning, it may take a bit for me to get caught up,” she added. “Thanks for your patience!”

PEOPLE has reached out to Jeopardy! for comment.

Hi all! 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.— Amy Schneider (@Jeopardamy) January 4, 2022

Schneider has gained recognition recently for her record-breaking run on Jeopardy!. She became the first transgender contestant to reach the beloved game show’s Tournament of Champions.

“Once I got to episodes three and four, I knew the fifth one was in sight,” she told ABC7 in December. “Once I got it, it was a great feeling, mostly because I was having fun and I didn’t want to stop. By qualifying for the fifth one, I knew I would come back.”

For Schneider, it’s also important for her to send “a positive message to the nerdy trans girl who wants to be on the show too.”

“I am from Ohio where the only trans people I thought of were drag queens or prostitutes,” she added. “Seeing other trans women in a good spotlight inspired me to not be afraid of trying to compete in the thing I have always loved.”

Schneider is now the show’s highest-earning female contender, beating fellow champion Larissa Kelly’s previous record. The engineering manager also broke the record for most consecutive wins for a female player.

“It’s just so surprising,” Schneider said in November of her success in a Winner’s Circle interview with Jeopardy‘s Jimmy McGuire. “I’m not going to pretend I didn’t think I could do good, but this has just been so much better than I thought I would do that it’s really hard to say what it means yet.”

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  1. First off…NOT A FEMALE !!!!!!!
    2nd …NOT A FEMALE !!!!!
    3rd that is a dysfunctional male. one that seeks validation for sexually deviant behavior and imaginings. Certainly, he is also much too freaking ugly to try to pass himself off as a woman. Women are unique to this creation. They should all be held in high regard, if only out of respect for the hardships that are intrinsically bound to a womans life. ie menses, childbirth, parenting, sole parenting etc.
    likewise, functional men should also be held in high regard for the hardships they must endure as men and fathers, soldiers and providers etc.

    instead hollow wood and the mindless media encourage the miserable fringes of culture to parade in front of the world and demand to be validated in their deviance. I for one, resent it. and i will resist it on behalf of my own family until i draw my last breath. God help this world if this insanity is allowed to continue…

    1. Could someone please explain to this contestant that she doesn’t even look like a woman…just a man with makeup ( not very good job ) and creepy to look at.

  2. I’m sure woke women across AMERICA are ecstatic to see another transgender shatter some more records for them. lol lol lol
    Advancing women’s rights and equality!!! lol

  3. Me, being a straight, white, Christian woman, I applaud Amy for her strength and her success. I don’t believe that men are more knowledgeable than women or vice-versa. Regardless, Amy accomplished a magnificent feat and deserves the accolades. It’s just plain wrong to make nasty comments about how others live their lives. I’m late with my reply, but if anyone reads it, I just want to say, “Do what makes you happy and let others do the same.” Congratulations, Amy!

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