Alex Trebek ruptures tendon trying to stop a burgler

Alex Trebek apparently is more than just a guy who presides over the most-popular quiz shot on the planet — he also fancies himself a crime-fighter in his spare time.

In this new example of Trebek’s attempted bravery, the “Jeopardy!” host attempted to chase down a thief while in a San Francisco hotel this week — but unfortunately ended up rupturing his tendon in the process. Trebek was in the area to pay a visit to Google Headquarters for the National Geographic World Championship (which gave him an opportunity to actually explain this story in full).

The burglar was a 56-year old woman by the name of Lucinda Moyers, who was eventually caught and arrested on a felony burglary charge. She attempted to make off with some of Trebek’s cash along with a bracelet given to him by his mother.

Does hearing this story make you have a little bit more respect for Alex?

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