What Is Bad Ass? Alex Trebek Chases Burglar, Injures Achilles Tendon

Alex Trebek is gangsta. The “Jeopardy” host—who’s been doing his gig for 27 years now, by the way—showed up at an event yesterday on crutches. Naturally, the press wanted to know what happened. The answer: “What is a thwarted robbery?” Apparently, Trebek woke up in the middle of the night and found a burglar rummaging through his stuff in his hotel room. He may be 70, but he wasn’t about to let the thief get away. So he chased her. Alek explained, “It happened at 2:30 a.m., chasing a burglar down the hallway of my San Francisco hotel when my Achilles tendon ruptured and I then fell on carpet, bruising the other leg in process.” He’ll be having surgery on Friday.

Now, the skeptic in me immediately thought, He probably fell down the stairs, and came up with a hero story that sounded way cooler. But this story has been confirmed.While the police department wouldn’t say explicitly that Alex was injured chasing a burglar, they did confirm that a guest at the Marriot Marquis (where Alex stayed) had woken up to a burglar and was injured while chasing them out of the room. They also confirmed that a 56-year-old woman had been apprehended and booked for the crime.

Hey, maybe she just wanted to see if he had the answer to the next Double Jeopardy on him?

[Mountain View Patch]
[San Francisco Chronicle]
[People]

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