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07-29-11, 10:39 AM #1
Alex Trebek injured after chasing burglarTrebek made headlines Wednesday when he suffered an agonizing injury while chasing after a burglar at a San Francisco hotel.
The TV veteran sprang into action after the female crook entered his room, where he was sleeping with wife Jean, and swiped cash and other items including a treasured bracelet given to him by his mother, KGO-TV reported.
Trebek chased the burglar along a hallway but collapsed in pain after his Achilles tendon suddenly snapped, hurting his other leg as he fell.
Trebek first recalled the dramatic 2:30 a.m. local time confrontation as he hosted a geography quiz hours later -- on crutches.
He assured audience members at the National Geographic World Championship, held at the Mountainview, Calif., headquarters of tech giant Google, he was OK despite his injuries.
Lt. Troy Dangerfield of the San Francisco police department confirmed that a 56-year-old woman, Lucinda Moyers, had been arrested and booked on felony burglary and possession of stolen property.
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