Oakland robbery of Amy Schneider, 'Jeopardy!' Champion

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP). Amy Schneider, the reigning champion of "Jeopardy!" was robbed at gunpoint in Oakland, California, over the New Year's weekend.

05 January 2022 Wednesday 12:41
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Oakland robbery of Amy Schneider, 'Jeopardy!' Champion

Schneider, an Oakland resident tweeted about the robbery, telling her 52,000 followers that she was shaken but otherwise okay.

"Hi all! First off, I am fine. Yesterday, I was robbed and lost my phone, ID, credit cards, and credit cards. "I then couldn't sleep last night and have been trying to replace everything all day," she wrote in her Oakland post.

Oakland police stated in a statement that they are still investigating Sunday's armed robbery and have not made any arrests.

Schneider, transgender contestant, was the first to be selected for the Tournament of Champions. She won Tuesday's show again, extending her winning streak to 25 consecutive wins, and earning $897,600 in total winnings.

The game show released a statement saying that they were "deeply saddened" to learn about the incident and reached out to Amy privately for any assistance.



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