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Jeopardy! host Trebek on crutches

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Jul 28, 2011 | 5:00am EDT

The veteran Jeopardy! presenter snapped his Achilles tendon on Wednesday morning (27Jul11) as he tried to catch a woman who had allegedly been snooping around his hotel room in San Francisco, California.

He hurt his other leg as he fell, but Trebek refused to let the accident stop him from hosting the nearby National Geographic World Championship and he assured attendees at the event that he was OK.

Police eventually captured the suspect, a 56-year-old woman, who was subsequently booked on charges of felony burglary and possession of stolen property.

She is accused of taking cash and a bracelet given to Trebek by his mother from his room, before trying to hide the stolen goods near an ice machine in the hotel.

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