‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek dishes about chasing down burglar (video)

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On Wednesday, Twitter blew up over the fact that Alex Trebek decided to transform into a hero as he tried to stop a burglar from making off with most of his belongings inside of his San Francisco hotel room. Unfortunately for him, he ended up rupturing his Achilles’ tendon in the process — but not before figuring out the identity of the thief while chasing her through the hotel corridors.

In proving just how thick-skinned the “Jeopardy!” host truly is, he decided to respond (though not in the form of a question) to reporters from NBC briefly after the incident occurred:

“I woke up and saw a figure in our hotel bedroom, and I thought I was dreaming … I realized immediately that someone had been in the room, and I put on my underwear and ran down the hall to see if I could find her.”

Trebek is set to undergo surgery on Friday for the injury, and he jokingly told contestants at the National Geographic World Championship on Wednesday that if they did not follow the rules precisely, he would “chase after them.”

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