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. Keep reading »
It was 3 a.m. when a robber decided to invade 69-year-old Ethel Jones’ home. The Decatur, Ga. grandmother told the Decatur Daily she heard the intruder at her back door and then her front, and she thought someone was trying to get inside. The robber eventually removed an air conditioner from a window to gain access to Jones’ home. But he picked the wrong lady to rob. Keep reading »
Listen to this ingenious, cost-effective, do-it-yourself security idea. A Georgia woman was home alone recently when an apparently homeless man began trying to break in. When he opened the door, girlfriend got on the floor and began scratching like a dog, which scared the man off and sent him running. She imitated some other dog behavior, too, but the police report isn’t saying what. Could she have peed on his leg? [AP]
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Celebrity stylist Jennifer Rade had been making like a fashion squirrel for months, collecting clothes for Angelina Jolie to wear while promoting her new flick, “Salt.” Jolie was scheduled for a fitting on Friday, but the night before, someone ganked three boxes full of designer pieces from Rade’s studio. We aren’t too surprised. I mean, clothes and jewels are expensive, and whoever took them now stands to make a hefty sum. Or they’ll just look fabulous? [NY Post]
Oddly, this crime reminded us of a few others. Keep reading »