Television personality Alex Trebek arrives at the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg) (AP)

"Jeopardy!" host injured after chasing burglar in SF

Alex Trebek says he snapped his Achilles tendon while trying to recover stolen items

Associated Press
July 28, 2011 6:40PM (UTC)

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says he snapped his Achilles tendon while running after a burglar who had stolen cash, a bracelet and other items from his San Francisco hotel room.

The 71-year-old Trebek tells KGO-TV that he also injured his other leg while falling down during the chase early Wednesday. He was on crutches later Wednesday when he hosted the National Geographic World Championship at Google headquarters in Mountain View.


San Francisco police Lt. Troy Dangerfield says 56-year-old old Lucinda Moyers was arrested on suspicion of felony burglary and receiving stolen property. The cash and bracelet haven't been found but other items were recovered. Dangerfield says officers found several items near the hotel ice machine.

Trebek is scheduled for surgery on Friday and is expected to be in a cast for six weeks.

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