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Lawyer: "Jeopardy!" suspect a hooker, not thief

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.
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SAN FRANCISCO - The lawyer for a San Francisco woman charged with breaking into the hotel room of "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says his client is a prostitute, not a thief.

The San Francisco Examiner reports that attorney Mark Jacobs says his client, 56-year-old Lucinda Moyers, is a prostitute and was in a downtown San Francisco hotel to meet a john on July 26.

Prosecutors say Moyers stole $650, a bracelet and other items from a hotel room where Trebek was staying with his wife. The cash and bracelet were not recovered.

Moyers has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of burglary and possession of stolen property.

Suspect in Alex Trebek burglary pleads not guilty

Trebek says he chased Moyers out of his room and tore his Achilles tendon. Jacobs says Moyers was not in Trebek's room.

According to KPIX, the CBS affiliate in San Francisco, Trebek and his wife were sleeping when the burglary occurred. Police have not said how the room was entered.

Trebek was in town to film the National Geographic World Championship at Google headquarters in Mountain View.

Moyers has two prior convictions for residential burglary and has done time in prison. The district attorney has not yet decided whether to charge her under a "three strikes" law.