The 71 year old host of one of television’s longest running game shows, Jeopardy, hosted the National Geographic Championship at Google’s Mountain View Headquarters on Wednesday. The night before, while at a hotel in San Francisco, Trebek was apparently robbed.
According to reports 56 year old Lucinda Moyers allegedly robbed Trebek of cash, a bracelet and other undisclosed items from his San Francisco hotel room. Apparently Trebek caught Moyers exiting his room and a foot chase ensued. Trebek fell down sometime during the chase and snapped his Achilles tendon and injured his other leg.
San Francisco Police arrested the 56 year old suspect but were not able to recover Trebek’s bracelet or cash, however other items were returned. Trebek hosted the event at Google in crutches. Trebek is scheduled for surgery later today and is expected to be in a cast for up to six weeks.