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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.

49 COMMENTS

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31.

some guy    

Grr... "torn_l.i.g.a.ments"

1153 days ago
32.

Scott    

Trebek -- perhaps the greatest Canadian


No Tmz,
Justin Beiber
Is.


Peace

1153 days ago
33.

Leslie Harris    

He's the man!

1153 days ago
34.

Getwellsoon!    

What makes a King out of a slave? Courage.

What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage.
What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist or the dusky dusk?
What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage.
What makes the Sphinx the 7th Wonder? Courage.
What makes the dawn come up like THUNDER?! Courage.
What makes the Hottentot so hot?
What puts the "ape" in ape-ricot?
Whatta they got that I ain't got?
Dorothy & Friends: Courage!
Cowardly Lion: You can say that again.

Good Job Alex, and a quick recovery my friend. You've got Courage!
Stretch out next time, though!

1153 days ago
35.

LiveOutLoud    

Wonder if she was a prostitute?

1153 days ago
36.

Telstar    

"Perhaps the greatest Canadian who ever lived"? Please, TMZ. Even Alex bows down to #9 and #99...

1152 days ago
37.

DesertRat    

Is that some kind of military sevice ribbon on the podium?
It's not uniform on both sides so maybe a gay flag of some kind? (san francisco)Just asking.

1152 days ago
38.

delightfullydelusional    

All I heard in my head was Sean Connery saying, "So you think you're tough, Trebek?"

1152 days ago
39.

Amazonite    

What a ****ish bunch of comments. I say, way to go Alex. He most likely ran after her without thinking about it -- wouldn't you, if you saw someone stealing a gift your mother had given you? And those of you calling him an old geezer -- he sure doesn't look like a seventy-one year old man in person. He seems to be a genuinely nice guy and doesn't deserve this painful injury.

1152 days ago
40.

Tony    

Alex, you tired Queen. Just come out already and stop cruising those hookers on polk street or craigs list or where ever you met this one. You have enough money to last a life time just come out already. Lastly stop telling people you chased a burgler out of the hotel are there any witnesses? I dont really think a game show host being gay is as shocking as the lie your telling everyone!!!! STOP HIDING COME OUT!!!

1152 days ago
41.

richards    

Don't most good hotels have a room safe for their guests?

1152 days ago
42.

Bull    

sounds like a call girl he had over tried to take the money and run. details to come I'm sure.

1152 days ago
43.

Bugger    

I'll take "Who robbed Alex Trebek this morning" for $200.

1152 days ago
44.

Mark    

Normally I'm a very nice friendly, respectable person. But Trebek is such an arrogant, snobby, pompous little fairy, that I don't care what happened to him. I wouldn't care if the burglar punched him so hard he broke his face, then laughed egotistically while reading a cue card "what is a broken nose?"

1151 days ago
45.

alan    

liar ..he was having sex with thing and now lying about it .
filth like him should get sent back to canada.

1151 days ago
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