Alex Trebek Injures Leg While Chasing Hotel Burglar
7/28/2011 8:41am EDT
Beloved quiz show host Alex Trebek has been left hobbling around on crutches after injuring himself while attempting to chase a burglar.
The veteran "Jeopardy!" presenter snapped his Achilles tendon on Wednesday morning as he tried to catch a woman who had allegedly been snooping around his hotel room in San Francisco, California.
He hurt his other leg as he fell, but Trebek refused to let the accident stop him from hosting the nearby National Geographic World Championship and he assured attendees at the event that he was OK.
Police eventually captured the suspect, a 56-year-old woman, who was subsequently booked on charges of felony burglary and possession of stolen property.
She is accused of taking cash and a bracelet given to Trebek by his mother from his room, before trying to hide the stolen goods near an ice machine in the hotel.