Current champion “Jeopardy!” Amy Schneider just got robbed in the very literal sense.
Schneider posted a statement on Twitter saying that the robbery took place on Sunday, January 2, 2022. She did let her fans know that she was okay, but she did not disclose too much information about the incident.
“Hi all!” she began. “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.”
She continued, “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!”
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
Amy has been documenting each game and providing behind-the-scenes snippets for her fans on Twitter as they follow along with her groundbreaking win streak. On Monday, January 3, Amy continued her impressive run after winning $42,000 to bring her 24-day total up to $897,600.
Amy is only a few games shy of beating previous “Jeopardy!” contestant James Holzhauer, who set a 32 consecutive game win streak back in 2019.
Amy Schneider’s Fans Express Their Support
“Aww that’s terrible!” one fan wrote. “I lost my wallet and went through the same thing. Things will be ok not to worry. There are a lot of nasty people out there. Shameful! Just concentrate on winning! You go girl! Oh You will make a million soon. We are rooting for you.”
“I’m so sorry to read this!” another shared. “But I just watched you win another game, with a total of $41,000 today, so keep up the good work!! You have a lot of folks from Dayton rooting for you!”
“That sucks and it must have been so scary,” commented another. “I hope you’re doing better and that a lot of the stuff is replaced. It would suck and I hope you have a lot of in-person support. I know this is morbid, but I’m glad you survived.”
“I am so sorry Amy!” another shared. “I hope you’re doing better but that’s absolutely awful. take all the time you need to regroup after something like that. it can really shake a person up. hoping you can get everything replaced with little to no issue.”
‘Hoping A Bath Bomb Can Soothe Your Nerves’
“Glad you are doing ok, but hate that it happened to you,” another wrote. “Please don’t worry about posting until you have time to take care of yourself.”
“So sorry, Amy,” another shared. “What a nightmare, yet you continue to be so totally composed, such a class act, and always with a bit of good natured humor. You keep my husband and me riveted watching you every night and cheering. May you continue your streak and match Jennings’s #1 spot!”
“Wtf! Did they think you carried your $800k in Jeopardy winnings on you?” another asked. “So sorry you’re dealing with this. Hoping a bath bomb can soothe your nerves.”
In an earlier episode, host Ken Jennings asked Amy what she planned to do with her winnings. Amy revealed that both she and her partner absolutely loved taking long baths, but they only had one small bathtub at home.
Amy hasn’t revealed whether or not she ever did buy a big house with two baths with her winnings, but fans can’t wait to find out!