Here's the latest, and it's pretty dern weird.
TILTON HOME INVASION. That's right. Last February, at the house in Florida. But the story did not break until the Dallas Morning News ran a general Bob Tilton update in May. Here's the relevant part:
Tuesday, Feb. 3, was Maria Tilton's 49th birthday. She and her husband had returned home after a dinner out and were sitting in their backyard drinking wine, according to the police report.
At 9:20 p.m., a masked man dressed in black and wearing gloves confronted the couple with a large semiautomatic pistol.
He ordered them to go inside the house, placed them facedown on the floor and bound their wrists with plastic "flexi-cuffs."
The Tiltons' nanny was at home at the time.
The intruder became worried about the family poodles making noise in the backyard and ordered the nanny to bring the dogs indoors.
He followed her toward the door and Maria Tilton, noticing he had left the room, jumped up and ran screaming out the front door.
Police believe a second intruder may also have been in the house.
After Maria Tilton escaped, the gunman "called out the name 'John' twice" before running from the home, the police report said.
A passer-by found the hysterical woman running down the street and called 911.
Later, police found a ski mask and a plastic grip that appeared to have come loose from a handgun. Robert Tilton later told friends that he believed the gunman's pistol had been equipped with a silencer, but the police report made no mention of it.
A person familiar with the investigation, who asked not to be identified, said police observed that Tilton – who is no stranger to adversity and hardship – seemed to be calm after the incident.
"This wasn't Bob's first rodeo when it comes to big events," the person said.
Here's a YouTube video of Bob and Maria actually discussing it on their show.
Like I said, weird. I have a theory about the whole thing which I will share soon...