Jeopardy! Champion Amy Schneider Says She Was Robbed: 'Couldn't Really Sleep Last Night'
On Monday, Schneider, who resides in Oakland, California, revealed on Twitter that she was robbed of some of her personal belongings.
"Hi all! So, first off: I'm fine," the Ohio native, 42, tweeted. "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."
In a second tweet, Schneider noted she'd likely be unable to "start writing tonight's game thread" because of the robbery. "And if I keep winning, it may take a bit for me to get caught up," she added. "Thanks for your patience!"
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Schneider has gained recognition recently for her record-breaking run on Jeopardy!. She became the first transgender contestant to reach the beloved game show's Tournament of Champions.
"Once I got to episodes three and four, I knew the fifth one was in sight," she told ABC7 in December. "Once I got it, it was a great feeling, mostly because I was having fun and I didn't want to stop. By qualifying for the fifth one, I knew I would come back."
For Schneider, it's also important for her to send "a positive message to the nerdy trans girl who wants to be on the show too."
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"I am from Ohio where the only trans people I thought of were drag queens or prostitutes," she added. "Seeing other trans women in a good spotlight inspired me to not be afraid of trying to compete in the thing I have always loved."
Schneider is now the show's highest-earning female contender, beating fellow champion Larissa Kelly's previous record. The engineering manager also broke the record for most consecutive wins for a female player.
"It's just so surprising," Schneider said in November of her success in a Winner's Circle interview with Jeopardy's Jimmy McGuire. "I'm not going to pretend I didn't think I could do good, but this has just been so much better than I thought I would do that it's really hard to say what it means yet."