Alex Trebek Injured While Chasing Burlgar From Hotel Room
Alex Trebek got his Chuck Norris on for a brief moment, when he chased after a burglar who broke into his hotel room.
The 71-year-old host of Jeopardy! for over 25 years, says he was injured early Wednesday morning, after chasing the burglar down a hotel hallway. He and his wife were sleeping when the burglar entered his San Francisco hotel room and made off with cash, a bracelet and other valuables.
Trebek was on crutches later that day when he hosted the National Geographic World Championship at Google headquarters in Mountain View. According to CBS News, he was reportedly asked, “Why are you on crutches?” after he hobbled on stage and he explained his side of the story.
Hotel security nabbed 56-year-old old Lucinda Moyers who was arrested on suspicion of felony burglary and receiving stolen property in connection with the crime.
Trebek is scheduled for surgery on Friday and is expected to be in a cast for six weeks.