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Trans Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider robbed at gunpoint

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Amy Schneider, the reigning trans Jeopardy! champion who continues to make history on the show, recently revealed that she was robbed at gun point over the weekend.

On Monday, Schneider explained the incident – which occurred in Oakland, California – to her followers on Twitter.

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“Hi All! So first, off: I’m fine,” she wrote. “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 followed up by explaining that as a result, she wouldn’t be able to produce a thread examining the most recent Jeopardy! game, which she has become known for doing after her victories.

Many of Schneider’s followers responded with compassion and support.

“That’s so awful! Please don’t feel pressured to keep up the nightly jeopardy breakdowns,” wrote one user. “Your safety and wellbeing is priority of course. We’ll be cheering you on no matter what.”

“Aww that’s terrible!” wrote another. “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.”

Oakland police are still investigating the robbery and have not yet made an arrest, according to the Associated Press.

A statement from Jeopardy! said the team is ” deeply saddened to hear about this incident, and we reached out to Amy privately to offer our help in any capacity.”

At the end of December, Schneider made history  by becoming the woman to win the most consecutive regular season episodes of Jeopardy! and the highest-earning woman to ever appear on the show.

She is also the first out transgender contestant to make it to the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. 

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