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Alex Trebek Chases Down Burglar At San Francisco Marriott Marquis

First Posted: 07/27/11 08:32 PM ET Updated: 09/26/11 06:12 AM ET

Alex Trebek will take the rapists and the burglars for $200.

Early Wednesday morning at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, the Jeopardy! host chased down a burglar on foot and assisted in her arrest, injuring himself in the process, according to the Bay Citizen.

Trebek was visiting San Francisco to host the National Geographic World Championship at Google headquarters when the burglary occurred, which we imagine boosted the competition's ratings by about 6,000 percent.

In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, 56-year-old Lucinda Moyers broke into Trebek’s hotel room and stole cash and a bracelet his mother had given him, stashing it near the ice machine. The 71-year-old star then pursued her on foot, snapping his Achilles tendon in the process, according to ABC7. (Surely while shouting, “don’t mess with Trebek!")

Eight hours later, Trebek described the scene to the audience at the National Geographic show. According to Patch's live blog from the event, Trebek explained that he incurred his injury “at 2:30am, while chasing a burglar down the hallway of my San Francisco hotel until my Achilles tendon ruptured and then I fell on carpet, bruising the other leg in the process. Surgery is on Friday.”

Moyers was not a guest at the hotel, and police are investigating how she gained access into his room.

Just another day in the life of Trebek.

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Filed by Robin Wilkey  |