Record-breaking Jeopardy! winner has revealed she was robbed over New Year’s weekend.
Record-breaking Jeopardy! winner Amy Schneider has opened up about getting robbed over New Year’s weekend.
Schneider, a lifelong fan of the show and its first transgender contestant to qualify for the elite ‘Tournament of Champions’, revealed on Monday on Twitter that she was mentally recovering after having a number of her personal items stolen, the New York Post reports.
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“Hi all! So, first off: I’m fine. But I got robbed yesterday, lost my ID, credit cards, and phone,” the Oakland, California, resident and Ohio native began in a tweet thread about the experience. “I then couldn’t really sleep last night, and have been dragging myself around all day trying to replace everything.”
While physically well, Schneider says she’s taking it easy following the traumatising experience and warned her 49,000 followers that she may not be as active on social media as she usually is for a bit.
“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 wrote.
Many readers responded to offer their condolences and share similar experiences and lent support to the fan-favourite game show contestant.
“I’m so sorry to read this! But I just watched you win another game, with a total of $US41,000 ($A56,700) today, so keep up the good work!! You have a lot of folks from Dayton rooting for you!” wrote one supporter.
Schneider had just broken the all-time record for most consecutive Jeopardy! wins – 28 – by a woman on December 28.
This week, should she defend her current champ status, she’ll pass the $1 million ($A 1.3 million) mark on the show, which is pre-taped.
The money isn’t Schneider’s main motive, though – she’s in it for the glory, and what she represents to all the young trans people watching.
More than anything she wants to “send a positive message to the nerdy trans girl who wants to be on the show too” she said in a November interview.
This article originally appeared in the New York Post and was reproduced with permission
Originally published as Jeopardy! winner Amy Schneider reveals she was robbed
Source: Sun Herald