“Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider was robbed Sunday, according to a post she made on Twitter.
Schneider, who has won a record-breaking 24 consecutive games on the popular trivia show, told fans about her ordeal yesterday. “So first off: I’m fine. But I got robbed yesterday, lost my id, credit cards, and phone” she wrote. “I then couldn’t really sleep last night, and have been dragging myself around all day trying to replace everything.”
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
She added that the ordeal would keep her from writing the night’s game thread, and that “if I keep winning, it may take me a bit to get caught up.”
Fans who’ve been following her on both social media and “Jeopardy!” were quick to offer their sympathies.
“I’m so sorry, Amy. I’m glad you’re physically safe,” wrote one user.
“I can’t imagine how hard it must be,” wrote another user. “Please take care of yourself and do whatever you need to do to feel well and safe.”
Others used humor to express their concern. “Did they think you carried your 800K in ‘Jeopardy!’ winnings on you?,” wrote another. “So sorry you’re dealing with this. Hoping a bath bomb can soothe your nerves.”
Fortunately, the robbery did not signal an end to Schneider’s trivia mojo. She won again on Monday night, bringing her total consecutive victories to 24.
To date, Schneider has won a total of $897,600 during her record-breaking run, to become both the highest-earning woman and the fourth highest earner in the show’s history. Her record 24 consecutive wins is the most of any woman on the show, breaking the record previously set by Julia Collins (20).
Schneider is now eight wins away from the number three spot for consecutive wins (32), held by James Holzhauer.
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