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Alex Trebek Chased Down a Burglar

Jeopardy host Alex Trebek, 72, chased down a burglar at the Mariott in San Francisco Tuesday morning. Unsuccessfully, I might add, but it was a valiant effort.

Trebek says he was awakened by a thief in his hotel room at 2:30 a.m. in the morning while he and his wife were in bed. Trebek chased Lucinda Moyers, 56, down the hall until he tore his Achilles tendon and injured his other leg as he fell. *Shakes head* What is fail?

“The snap and the sound,” said Trebek describing how he tore his Achilles tendon as he fell and injured his other leg. “I played sports all my life.” But that didn’t stop Trebek.

“I called security immediately and gave them a good description of the woman and they got her,” said Trebek. “The suspect was later apprehended by security inside the hotel and they recovered some of the stolen items, minus the cash, near an ice machine,” said Lt. Troy Dangerfield with San Francisco Police Department Public Affairs.

Trebek got his wallet and cell phone back. Still missing besides the cash is a piece of jewelry which has great sentimental value. “We got most of our stuff back, except for the one piece of jewelry that I ever wear. It’s a bracelet my mother gave me many years ago, so that’s gone and the cash,” said Trebek. [ABC News]

Lucinda Moyers denies ever being in the room and claims she’s being persecuted because of her record or because it was Alex Trebek. In her words, “I haven’t done nothing. I haven’t gone in his room or nothing. Just like I said that night, ‘I wasn’t in your room’ and I stick by that. I wasn’t in his room.”

Yes, because when someone sees you in their hotel room rummaging through their stuff and then chases you down the hallway, the first thing they tell police is, “You know, I didn’t really get a good look at the guy.” For all we know, the thief could have been a 6ft tall European in a mesh shirt and leather chaps. Lucinda Moyers is just sayin’, how credible is Alex Trebek really?

  • Mystified Again

    I love Alex Trebek, but why would you travel with a piece of jewelry that has great sentimental value, a family heirloom, no less? Cell phones can be replaced, cash was probably pocket change, but the bracelet? I don’t get it. Leave stuff like that at home!

  • Mystified Again

    I love Alex Trebek, but why would you travel with a piece of jewelry that has great sentimental value, a family heirloom, no less? Cell phones can be replaced, cash was probably pocket change, but the bracelet? I don’t get it. Leave stuff like that at home!

  • Anonymous

    Alex Trebek is a boss. I heart him.

  • wazilla

    Alex Trebek is a boss. I heart him.

  • Jim

    I worked at hotels for 10 years.  So much crime occurred.  Seldom did we catch the perp or recover stolen goods.  The few times that we did was only because the hotel guest involved in the crime would tell the truth…which was usually….”I had a hooker in the room and afterwards she/he snuck back in room and robbed me.”

  • Jim

    I worked at hotels for 10 years.  So much crime occurred.  Seldom did we catch the perp or recover stolen goods.  The few times that we did was only because the hotel guest involved in the crime would tell the truth…which was usually….”I had a hooker in the room and afterwards she/he snuck back in room and robbed me.”

  • Elle

    Mystified Again, I don’t get your point. He didn’t lose the jewelry by leaning over a waterfall. He went to sleep and someone broke in to steal it, which happens to people in their homes all the time. By your logic I should leave my wedding ring at home when I travel because it’s valuable. 

  • Elle

    Mystified Again, I don’t get your point. He didn’t lose the jewelry by leaning over a waterfall. He went to sleep and someone broke in to steal it, which happens to people in their homes all the time. By your logic I should leave my wedding ring at home when I travel because it’s valuable. 

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