The woman accused of burglarizing “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek’s San Francisco hotel room as he and his wife slept last week is expected to enter her plea Monday morning.
Lucinda Moyers, 56, was arrested at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis at 55 Fourth St. around 3 a.m. Tuesday after being detained by hotel security guards, police said.
Police say Alex Trebek tore his Achilles tendon while chasing the burglar in his boxers down the hotel room hallway.
Trebek was in town filming the National Geographic World Championship at Google headquarters in Mountain View.
He and his wife Jean were sleeping when he awoke to find a woman inside their room.
He got out of bed, threw on boxers and then chased after her. He fell “in an ignominious heap to the carpeting,” he told the audience at Google. He showed up to the taping on crutches.
San Francisco police responded and eventually took Moyers into custody. She is believed to have stolen items including purses, wallets and cash, and although officers found several of the items near a hotel ice machine, no cash was recovered, according to police.
Moyers was charged with one count of residential burglary and one count of possession of stolen property.
Moyers has two prior convictions for residential burglary in San Francisco in 1990 and 1991, and served time in state prison for both, district attorney's spokeswoman Erica Terry Derryck said.
Moyers is being held on $625,000 bail and was also ordered to stay at least 150 yards away from Trebek and his wife.
Wire services contributed to this report.