Brant Daugherty, one of the hunky stars of “Pretty Little Liars” on ABC Family, was on his way home from a “Dancing With the Stars” show last week when he encountered quite the scary situation — he was mugged at gunpoint.
“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 tells People, though the mugger didn’t exactly make off with the mother lode of stolen goods. He took from Daugherty a pair of workout pants, two shirts, dance shoes, a toothbrush and his cell phone.
“Somewhere out there there’s a dancing thief with great teeth,” cracks Daughtery. “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.”
But despite the jokes, Daugherty says it was a scary encounter.
“You don’t really know how to react to something like that. You’re laughing one minute, then you kind of get a little overwhelmed and start crying,” says Daugherty. “Then you’re laughing again. It was kind of a roller coaster of a week.”
Daugherty is currently kicking his heels up with Peta Murgatroyd on “Dancing With the Stars,” a pairing that keeps getting praise from the judges about their chemistry together.