WSOP Main Event Winner Jonathan Duhamel Robbed
- Updated: December 23, 2011
2010 World Series of Poker Main Event winner, Jonathan Duhamel, was robbed and attacked by two home invaders at his home outside of Montreal, Canada.
The events of what went down are frightening as Duhamel says he was tied up, beaten in the face and head and told he was going to be killed. A day after a brutal home invasion, Duhamel has posted a statement on his website noting that he’s lucky to be alive.
“Two men broke into my house and I was physically assaulted and robbed. After being threatened with death and having given them everything I had, I was bound and hit repeatedly in the face and body before my attackers left.”
Among the items stolen was his World Series of Poker champion’s bracelet.
“I won’t deny that these two items have a value much larger than money to me, and I hope with all my heart that we will be able to recover them in the near future,” Duhamel wrote.
Both attackers were described as white men, with one of them being approximately five-foot-eight and weights 180 pounds. They are reportedly still on the loose.
“The investigation is still ongoing,” said police spokesman Mark David.
Duhamel didn’t sustain any severe injuries, but he’s said to be “hurting all over.” Police aren’t sure whether or not he was a target, or a victim of a random attack. His total poker winnings to date gross more than $9.5 million.