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Brant Daugherty has a lot on his plate with his participation in this season's Dancing with the Stars, but now he has even bigger things to worry about. He was robbed at gunpoint near his apartment building after the show last Monday.
According to Access Hollywood, the Pretty Little Liars star was really shaken up about the incident. "[I was] walking up to the courtyard of my building, a man came by me with a gun," said Daugherty. "He said, 'Give me the bags'... and then he showed me his gun and told me he would shoot me if I didn't give him the bags."
It was difficult for the 28-year-old to focus on his dancing for this week's show. "It got my head out of the game, it was a distraction and I was really trying to focus but it was an overwhelming time."
TheHollywoodGossip reports that his partner on the show, professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd, said the incident was really hard on him. "He came [to practice] the next morning ... and he was so flustered and emotional. I was like, 'Oh my Lord, he's had the worst time,'” she said.
One good thing is that the man didn't get away with anything very valuable. "[Inside was] my Latin dance shoes, that was honestly the most expensive thing in the bag," Daugherty reported. "I would love to see the look on his face when he opened the bag up, expecting I don't know what, jewels and riches."
Instead, the mugger would find the actor's workout pants, T-shirts, dance shoes, toothbrush and cell phone.
Daugherty tried to remain in good spirits, but it's clear that the robber's decision took a huge toll on him. "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. You don't really know how to react to something like that," he said. "You're laughing one minute, then you kind of get a little overwhelmed and start crying."
Authorities were not able to catch the man who robbed him.
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