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Alex Trebek

BURGLAR PUTS HOST'S

HEALTH IN JEOPARDY

7/27/2011 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Answer:
This 71-year-old game show host snapped his Achilles tendon while chasing a criminal through a San Francisco hotel this morning.

Question: Who is Alex "DESTROYER OF EVIL" Trebek!!!!!!!!!!!?!?!?!?!!?

Trebek -- perhaps the greatest Canadian who ever lived -- crutched his way into the National Geographic World Championship at Google headquarters in CA today and explained he was trying to catch a burglar when the injury occurred.


Trebek says he's feeling OK.

It's unclear if the suspect was ever captured ... or what he allegedly stole ... but we're willing to wager that Alex won't rest until JUSTICE is served!!!!

UPDATE: The suspect has been ARRESTED ... and according to ABC7 in SF ... the alleged bad guy is actually an alleged bad girl.

Cops say a 56-year-old woman was booked on felony burglary and possession of stolen property after allegedly entering Trebek's room and taking cash and a bracelet his mother gave him ... and then stashing it near an ice machine on Trebek's floor.

Trebek injured himself while chasing the woman down the hallway.

*THIS HAS BEEN A MERV GRIFFIN PRODUCTION.*

Thanks to our friends at Patch.com for the pic.

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16.

putzco    

I'm happy for you Alex & Imma let you finish, but William ****ner is the greatest Canadian of all time! OF ALL TIME!!

1101 days ago
17.

putzco    

That loses some dramatic effect when you bleep *******/n/e/r

1101 days ago
18.

putzco    

****ner maybe?

1101 days ago
19.

Jane    

Sounds like a home alone senario

SCORE ONE FOR TREBEK!

http://www.celebremix.com/remixes/view/1037

1101 days ago
20.

Nostradamus    

Hmmm, sounds awfully familiar to Charlie Sheen's watch story.
I'll take "Was the hooker worth it Alex?" for $500.

1101 days ago
21.

ciimonstr    

I'd bet he woulda sacked tha thief too if he wasn't such a polite guy.

1101 days ago
22.

Chris    

it's Question, first... then Answer!

1101 days ago
23.

Bobby    

I agree with others regarding your language on the website.
Totally uncalled for. Please grow up and act like adults.
The quality and maturity of your journalism is declining lately. Is this an effort on your part to be more like a Comedy Central show (John Stewart for example). If so, it's not working so well.

1101 days ago
24.

Physical Graffiti    

"Perhaps the greatest Canadian who ever lived" Seriously TMZ? Have you never heard of the band Rush?!?!

1101 days ago
25.

Canadian    

He is NOT the greatest Canadian to ever live. What exactly has he done for Canada? Someone like Terry Fox deserves that title much more than some random game show host who probably hasn't called Canada home in decades.

1101 days ago
26.

Sandra     

Not a smart move!!

1100 days ago
27.

some guy    

Hearing that Alex Trebek doesn't acknowledge Canada makes me like him even more.

You go, Alex! Screw them pasty Northerners!

1100 days ago
28.

Jeff    

Way to go Alex. But he's not the greatest Canadian who ever lived. That title goes to two men, Terry Fox and me. And if you don't know who Terry Fox was, you're either an American or you're retarded. (Some say these go hand in hand) Google it, dummy!

1100 days ago
29.

RonBurgundy    

I'll take crime and punishment for $400...

1100 days ago
30.

some guy    

What about tor******ments for 6? Easy money.

1100 days ago
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