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Suspect in Alex Trebek burglary appears in court

Alex Trebek is using crutches after he made a hard fall in pursuit of an intruder.
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Suspect in Alex Trebek burglary appears in court
Lucinda Moyers
San Francisco Superior Court

(CBS/AP) SAN FRANCISCO - The woman accused of breaking into Alex Trebek's San Francisco hotel room appeared in court Thursday to face burglary charges, according to reports.

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Trebek, the host of "Jeopardy!" for over 25 years, says he was injured early Wednesday morning, after chasing the burglar down a hotel hallway. The 71-year-old game show host says he and his wife were sleeping when the burglar entered his room and made off with cash, a bracelet and other valuables.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, 56-year-old Lucinda Moyers appeared in San Francisco Superior Court on Thursday and was charged with burglary and being in possession of stolen property. Her bail was set at $625,000.

Trebek was on crutches later Wednesday when he hosted the National Geographic World Championship at Google headquarters in Mountain View. After he hobbled onto the stage he was reportedly asked, "Why are you on crutches?"

"The answer is: At 2:30 yesterday morning, chasing a burglar down the hall," Trebek explained. "My Achilles tendon ruptured and I fell in an ignominious heap to the carpeting, bruising my other leg in the process."

San Francisco police Lt. Troy Dangerfield says Moyers was apprehended by a security guard at the hotel.

Trebek is scheduled for surgery on Friday and is expected to be in a cast for six weeks.

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