Alex Trebek injured while chasing burglar
July 27th, 2011
10:45 PM ET

Alex Trebek injured while chasing burglar

Answer: The 71-year-old star of "Jeopardy" who was forced to host the National Geographic World Championship on crutches Wednesday after he was injured chasing a burglar.

Who is Alex Trebek?

The incident took place at a San Francisco hotel at 2:30 a.m. the night before. According to a police report, a female burglar entered Trebek's room and stole cash and other valuables, including a bracelet. The popular TV host 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 suspect, 56-year-old Lucinda Moyers, was arrested by San Francisco Police and charged with burglary and receiving stolen property. It is currently unknown how the suspect entered Trebek's room. The case is still under investigation by the San Francisco Police Department Criminal Investigation Unit.

Trebek reassured the audience at today's event that despite the incident, he is OK and is scheduled to have surgery on Friday.

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  5. Peace

    @ Jer, Sorry, saw her on the news this am & she is 1 homely woman. (Kind of scary lookin') Hope I didn't burst any bubbles. HaHa!

    July 29, 2011 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  6. art vandolaye

    Alex, next time don't order a pro out of the yellow pages. Be a real man, and go down to the street and find yourself a trustwothy $50 trannie. -Art

    July 28, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tomb Raider

    I'd be honored to be your Mayor.I will keep the budget balanced that way we'll have plenty for blow, bl*w j*bs free days at the wave pool coool.

    July 28, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Floyd Floater

    Sorry can't

    July 28, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Floyd Floater

    My bad can't

    July 28, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Floyd Floater

    AleX next time take the h*e on a boat,then you've got them and they get away.

    July 28, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Annie Oakley

    Right now I'll take a beer for $1O.OO Alex

    July 28, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jon


    July 28, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sean Connery

    I'll take " @nal bum cover" for 500.

    July 28, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  14. the governator

    Yes alex i'd like Illegitimate Children for $500

    July 28, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. erich2112x

    Oh, yeah right, fck you, I got a tape of it.

    July 28, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Charlie Sheeny Shiny

    Whoa man! You sure aint winning! Ill take MaryJane and Cigarette Potpourri for a 100 bucks!

    July 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  17. TheLeftCoast

    Everyone, be SURE to double-lock your hotel room door when you're in the room. There's no telling who might have a key / key card!!!!

    July 28, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Watson

    Just so elementary my dear Alex! When you are chasing you are supposd to pull your trousers UP! Let me have Inventions that Replace Game Show Hosts for 1000!

    July 28, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  19. rick silberman

    I'll take "Ankle Surgery" for $2000, Alex!

    July 28, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Jer

    I hope the burglar is hot, so they can make a reality show off of this "Trebec chases hot women and then falls flat on his face, screaming like a piglet after ripping his leg muscle" yeah...that would be a good show...hmmmm...

    July 28, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  21. narfzort

    all i can say is THIS DUDE IS 71? wow, where have all my years gone?

    July 28, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  22. 7PᎦÿ૮Ꮵͯͯo☢PøᎥᎦôn7

    He snapped his archillies, pansy.

    July 28, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Mitch McConnel

    Alex you should really retire SOON! Let me have Political S krew Jobs for 3 trillion Boehners!

    July 28, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Ruperpetrator Murdoch

    Should have had Wendi by your side! By George, I mean Alex, let me have Payouts to Forget Anything Happened for 2 million British Pounds!

    July 28, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Heywood Jablome

    I am the one and only Heywood Jablome from Orange County, CA. All hail Heywood and the little Jablomites. If I had a city, American Hillbilly would be city manager and Thom Raider the mayor. I would simply watch the days from my porch at Castle Jablome Chickabowbow.

    July 28, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Craigs Craigslist

    Dear Mr. Trebek- We closed your account months ago! What is I came in the back door Canadian style!

    July 28, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Les

    First a burglar and then surgery? Alex is facing Double Jeopardy!

    July 28, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  28. American Hillbilly

    kawk makes me 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    July 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Roger Clemens

    Wow Alex I cannot run anymore- too many chips and corndogs! Duh- Ill take Cy Young repos for $2 and Famous Pro Sports Liars for 5 bucks!

    July 28, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  30. erich2112x

    Sajak would have had no problem catching the btch.

    July 28, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Dekcuf uoY

    Alex(Canadian born), stole more Money from Ethiopia, when he was working there for World Vision. Then, he came to America and opened the Company called, "Jeopardy". Now, the thief himself complained.

    July 28, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Mark Henry

    You guys are all dumb smack heads with dog brains, idiots, I think it's down right hilarius what happened in Norway LMFAO

    July 28, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • KathySanDiego

      @Mark Henry Now that is truly jacked up. Comparing Alex Trebek to Norway??? There are some hilarious posts here. You are one perverted sicko and don't belong on this site. You belong in a straight jacket in a nut house. Sicko!!!!

      July 28, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Mark Henry

    If Alex Trebek had a heart attack tomorrow, it'd be a day too late

    July 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  34. turd fergason

    there seems to be a lot of jig and jooish jokes in here, and I must say, as a black polish rabi, I am quite offended.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  35. smellyfeet

    hey kim kardashian, what do you say you let me pile my one eyed purple headed yogert slinger onto your worn out fart cannon of a t urd cutter?

    July 28, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  36. smellyfeet

    God, who the he11 farted? Really, who fated!?

    July 28, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Thom Raider

    @Heywood Jablome Encore! Encore!you're a man of many words,a man amongst men.We are not worthy to post sick comments in your presents, you bring back such teenage memories this crazy dude known only by his last Monahan he was hysterical, our girlfriends hated him.dude I 'grovel'at your feet.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  38. HopeAndChangeForLife

    Typical people of San Francisco. The thief will probably get an award from many of the liberal groups there and Trebek will probably get sued by the ACLU or someone else for harassing this poor little innocent lady.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  39. LOL

    Never, never, never going to happen ! At least until school starts.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |

    Why did he ever shave ?

    July 28, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  41. To much time on your hands!

    Guyyyysss get a job or a girl,just find something else to do.

    July 28, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Octomom

    I'll take In Vitro Fertilization for $600 Alex

    July 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  43. LOL

    You should have just paid her when you were done, Alex. You have to pay up before you go to sleep. What did you expect ? Just because she was fugly as he!!, you have to pay ! Live and learn, dude. Answer-What is,No free "ride"!

    July 28, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  44. jack

    Mr. Trebek can be heard screaming on the hotel security tape, "our love's in jeopardy!"

    July 28, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  45. very very

    Alex(is), just reMEMBER to wipe the corners of your mouth.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Sebastian Van Goober

    Alex was probably running down the hall with no clothes yelling "Hey, either I suck your rod or you gimme my money back."

    July 28, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Smoke on the HotDog

    I bet Alex was squeezin one off when "the burglar," which was probably a T-Girl he ordered from room service, grabbed his things and bolted.

    2:30, seedy motel, San Francisco...Sure Alex, suuuurree.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Allie A. J.

    You guys are to comical I haven't laughed since I was in the fifth grade.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Susan

    Am I the only one who thinks there's something not quite right w/this story? Who here does not dead-bolt their hotel room door at night? Alex says he had to stop to put on his PJs? Is it just me, am I being too cynical??? I don't know.....

    July 28, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |

    Too funny !

    July 28, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  51. bob

    He put himself in jeopardy!!!

    July 28, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Craig Ferguson

    Who the Oo La La is he? It's a great day in America every buddy! Awlright I'll take Secretariat does Scotland for 300 pounds sterling!

    July 28, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  53. TheWordMaster

    Sigh...does everyone on this site have the intelligence of a 5-year old? Cut the nasty crap, ladies and gents. Let's actually post stuff that is appropriate for once.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • erich2112x

      What is appropriate to you may not be appropriate to others, especially since i'm spinning 5 plates at once on a stick with one hand, and typing with the other to entertain my girlfriend. You try that.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • dominique strauss-kahn

      Never going to happen, wordmaster.

      July 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Githm said crap!! Shame on you, pagan!!

      July 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • KathySanDiego

      @Wordmaster Apparently you don't visit the posting site often. This is what goes on here, crazy funny posts. These have been exceptional! Of course there's always one serious fool who wants to scold and/or tell their life story. Yawn. Go start a blog. Meanwhile, this one is like shooting fish in a barrel. Good job one and all!!!

      July 28, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • TheWordMaster

      First off: pagan? Oh, so just because I read Harry Potter and say crap automatically makes me pagan? I'm CATHOLIC. Get your facts straight.

      Also: it's not that I have any problems with the humerous comments, it's the ones that make people sound like perverted high school boys that make me upset.

      And finally: I actually am on here a lot. Look around at some older posts: chances are I've said something.

      July 28, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  54. freddy j

    It does not say it here, but he also said. " I started to run and forgot I was naked, I had to rush to put on my underwear to chase her.... I just thought that was info we did NOT need to know, but very human and funny

    July 28, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  55. Jay Leno

    That's tough Trebek Now you need a toe truck! I'll take Back Stabbers for 200.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  56. bob Saget

    Curses another one u let get away, damn you Trebek! Damn you to hell!

    July 28, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  57. erich2112x

    who-who-who,.......No, I'm sorry, you didn't answer in time, the correct answer was, "To old to be chasing burglars"...still in control of the board though, pick again.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  58. Chris

    American Hillbilly – please get off the computer in the library, there are other people that want to use it. Plus, you are going to miss lunch at the soup kitchen.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  59. Jose

    Sounds like he was trickn

    July 28, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  60. ben

    "THAT'S NOT WHAT YOUR MOTHER SAID!" "Ahe hahahaha haha ha"

    July 28, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  61. Matthew Jandecka

    Alex said, "you're in the wrong room!" She answered with a question... "Don't you know I'm robbing you?"

    July 28, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  62. Chris

    American Hillbilly – only retards still use the word retards.....and only complete assh*les use the terms retard and hillbilly in the same paragraph.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  63. Chris

    A man injured subduing a 56 year old woman. What is a pus*y?

    July 28, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  64. Kim Kartrashian

    I'll take big black objects for $500 Alex

    July 28, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  65. American Hillbilly

    Wow, I didn't realize there were that many retards that can post such interesting comments. Must be all my hillbilly cousins, keep up the the great posts you American inbreds 🙂

    July 28, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • @ American Hillbilly

      Retarded people would take offense to your comment right there.

      July 28, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  66. Kurt Cobain

    "Alex, I'll take gun Safety for $300"

    July 28, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  67. Art Fern

    Everyone has a fetish. Alex enjoys women dressed up as a female burglar. He got the idea from Bob Barker.

    July 28, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  68. Ben Roethlisberger

    Alex, I'll take "In The Bathroom" for $500.

    July 28, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  69. Lucinda Moyers

    Alex, I'll take Lez Jail Showers for $1,000.

    July 28, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  70. Steveo

    You go Alex! You da man!

    July 28, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  71. Hamburglar

    Robble robble

    July 28, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  72. Justin Bieber

    ...thank you Alex, I'd like "tartar sauce mouthfull" for $1000.

    July 28, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  73. Eaton Butts

    Id like chasing h00kers that rob after s#x for $500 please alex. Daily double

    July 28, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Jason K

      I dunno Eaton...if Alex can only afford a 56 year old h00k3r, I shudder to think of the future for career gameshow hosts...

      July 28, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Cisco

    i like the fryguys

    July 28, 2011 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
  75. Cisco

    was he chasing the hamburgler? we will have to call mayor maccheese.

    July 28, 2011 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
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    July 28, 2011 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |

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