Jeopardy! Champion Amy Schneider Robbed At Gunpoint

“Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider, who recently became the show’s highest-earning female contestant, shared on Twitter that she was robbed at gunpoint over New Year’s weekend.

The current “Jeopardy!” champ wrote that while she’s “fine,” the robbers made off with her “ID, credit cards and phone.” After understandably losing sleep over the incident, she spent the next day going through the process of “trying to replace everything.”


Oakland police said in a statement there is an ongoing investigation into the armed robbery but no arrests had been made.

Schneider, an engineering manager in Oakland, California, who made history last month as the first transgender contestant to qualify for the Tournament of Champions, extended her winning streak to 25 consecutive victories on Tuesday. Thus far, she has racked up $897,600 in winnings.

The game show issued a statement saying, “We were deeply saddened to hear about this incident, and we reached out to Amy privately to offer our help in any capacity.”

During her reign as “Jeopardy!” champ, fans have celebrated her success, but she’s also had to defend herself against online trolls who attacked and misgendered her on social media.

“I’d like to thank all the people who have taken the time, during this busy holiday season, to reach out and explain to me that, actually, I’m a man,” she tweeted on New Year’s Eve. “Every single one of you is the first person ever to make that very clever point, which had never once before crossed my mind.”