This story was updated with more information at 4:11 PM
Don’t make “was the robbery phrased in the form of a question” cracks, this is serious! Host of the long-running game show “Jeopardy,” Alex Trebek, was reportedly injured during an attempted theft in San Francisco early this morning.
According to ABC7, Trebek says he snapped a tendon while chasing a thief from his hotel room at 2:30 AM on Tuesday July 26.
While SFPD spokesperson Lt. Troy Dangerfield made it very clear that SFPD does not give out victim information in any circumstances “no matter who they are,” he did confirm to the Appeal that there was indeed a burglary in 3 AM in a hotel on the first block of 4th Street. Leslie Duncan, director of sales and marketing at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, confirmed that the incident happened at the hotel located at at 55 Fourth St.
The unnamed victims were in bed sleeping, Dangerfield told the Appeal, when the female suspect entered the room and allegedly took a number of personal items and cash. One of the victims awoke and gave chase, injuring himself in the process, while the other called hotel security.
Hotel security was able to detail the suspect, whom Dangerfield says has been identified at 56-year-old Lucinda Moyers. Moyers was booked on felony burglary and possession of stolen property.
Some of the items Moyers allegedly stole were found near an ice machine, but the cash was not recovered, Dangerfield said. How she allegedly gained access to the hotel room, Dangerfield says, is still under investigation.
No other suspects are believed to be involved. Duncan could not comment on how the woman got into the hotel room, saying the case is still under investigation, but said “safety and security are paramount to our guests.”
She also said that the woman arrested was not an employee of the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.
Trebek, who according to his Jeopardy bio turned 71 last week, is in town to host the “National Geographic World Championship,” being held at Google. He will have surgery on Friday, ABC7 reports, and should be in a cast for about six weeks.
Overall, he is doing well, according to Jeopardy senior publicist Phil Zimmerman, who declined to comment further on the incident.
Mug shot of Moyers: SFPD