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Jeopardy! host injured after chasing burglar in SF

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    FILE - In this June 19, 2011 file photo, television personality Alex Trebek arrives at the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Las Vegas. 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. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)
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    In this July 27, 2011 photo provided by the San Francisco Police Department, Lucinda Moyers is shown, Moyers, 56, Moyers was arrested on suspicion of felony burglary and receiving stolen property after Jeopardy host Alex Trebek chased her down the hall of his hotel in San Francisco early Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Trebek injured his Achilles tendon and his other leg while falling down. (AP Photo/San Francisco Police Department)
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SAN FRANCISCO >> "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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