'Jeopardy!' host injured chasing burglar

July 28, 2011 - 1:58 PM
Jeopardy Host Injured

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)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is scheduled for surgery after he snapped his Achilles tendon while running after a woman who he says stole cash and other items from his San Francisco hotel room.

The 71-year-old Trebek tells reporters he spotted the woman in his room around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, chased her down and confronted her.

He was on crutches later Wednesday when he hosted the National Geographic World Championship at Google headquarters.

San Francisco police Lt. Troy Dangerfield says hotel security apprehended the suspect and recovered some of Trebek's belongings.

Dangerfield says 56-year-old old Lucinda Moyers was arrested on suspicion of felony burglary and receiving stolen property.

She's scheduled to appear in court Thursday.

After his scheduled surgery Friday, Trebek is expected to be in a cast for six weeks.