Andy Herren, who won Big Brother 15 back in 2013, recently had a horrifying experience. In the wee hours of the Chicago morning, the 25-year-old was held at gunpoint by an assailant. Herren says a man pulled a gun and asked for his phone. Andy said no and ran away.

Fortunately for the reality champion, the assailant didn’t pursue him. After criticism from some fans in the replies, Andy clarified his reaction is not the right thing to do. You should comply with an armed person giving commands, he said.

“I was held at gunpoint at Pine Grove and Addison last night around 1:30am. The man stepped out in front of me, gun raised, and told me to give him my phone. I have no idea what came over me but I screamed, “NO!” and bolted and he didn’t follow. Please stay safe, friends!!”

“I should stress that I cannot control how I reacted in the moment but I don’t think I reacted appropriately! If someone with a gun asks you to give them your phone, give them your phone!!!!”

Herren said that while the incident “sucked,” he was an optimistic person. He said he’s grateful for the kindness and support he received from fans. There is no doubt things could’ve been much worse.

Andy Herren’s hold-up is the latest in a string of celebrity crime stories. Salma Hayek recently shared a story where she was held up at knifepoint. In WWE, even being at work was proven unsafe, as a derranged fan attacked wrestler Seth Rollins on live television.

What do you think of the recent wave of crime against celebrities? Let us know in the comments!

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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