This is terrible. Brant Daugherty of Pretty Little Liars and currently a contestant on Dancing With the Stars was mugged after the September 23 telecast.
“After the show I got dropped off and was walking up to my apartment building and a man followed me up with a gun and told me to give him my stuff,” Daugherty told PEOPLE backstage at DWTS Monday.
“It was a complete random occurrence of events and it led up to one of the worst nights of my life – after having such a great night last week on the dance floor,” he also said, adding that police said they never received a report like his in his “very safe neighborhood.”
The thieves made off with a pair of workout pants, two T-shirts, dance shoes, a toothbrush and his cell phone.
Brant’s pro dance partner, Petra Murgatroyd, told People, “He came in the next morning … and he was so flustered and emotional. I was like, ‘Oh my Lord, he’s had the worst time,'”
“You don’t really know how to react to something like that,” Brent added. “You’re laughing one minute, then you kind of get a little overwhelmed and start crying. Then you’re laughing again.”
“It was kind of a roller coaster of a week,” he added.
Nevertheless, Brant has managed to stay in good spirits despite the frightening experience.
“Somewhere out there there’s a dancing thief with great teeth,” he said. “We like to joke that we changed his life. When he got my dance shoes he swore away his life of crime and he’s going to start doing the salsa now.”