‘Jeopardy’ Host Alex Trebek Chases Burglar in San Francisco Hotel and Injures His Achilles Tendon, Which Will Require Surgery

Jul 28, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Alex Trebek, 71, the longtime host of "Jeopardy,’ was injured chasing a burglar at a San Francisco Hotel early Tuesday morning, July 26, 2011, reports the San Francisco Examiner.

According to the article, "San Francisco police responded to a report of a burglary at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, at 55 Fourth St., around 3 a.m., police Lt. Troy Dangerfield and the hotel’s director of sales and marketing Leslie Duncan said.

"Dangerfield said two hotel guests were sleeping when a woman entered their room and stole a number of items, including purses, wallets and cash. One of the guests awoke and saw the woman leaving the room, then jumped out of bed and chased her down the hallway, he said. During the chase, the victim fell and injured his leg."

The story adds, "Police arrested 56-year-old Lucinda Moyers on suspicion of burglary and receiving stolen property, he said. No other suspects are believed to be involved….Duncan could not comment on how the woman got into the hotel room, saying the case is still under investigation…"

According to the CNN account of the incident on its Marquee blog, Trebek "woke up and began to chase the suspect down the hallway when his Achilles tendon suddenly snapped causing him to fall and injure his other leg. Hotel security was immediately notified and the suspect was detained on site. Shortly after, some of the stolen items were recovered near an ice machine."

The CNN article notes that Trebek "is scheduled to have surgery on Friday," July 29, 2011.

According to the Examiner story, Trebek was "in town filming the National Geographic World Championship at Google headquarters in Mountain View, [and he] appeared at Wednesday’s taping in a leg brace."

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