Suspect in Alex Trebek burglary to appear in court

The burglar accused of breaking into Alex Trebek’s San Francisco hotel room as the game show host was asleep Wednesday will appear in court Thursday afternoon.

The 71-year-old “Jeopardy!” host snapped his Achilles tendon while chasing the female down the hallway of the Marriott Marquis at 55 Fourth St. around 3 a.m.

Police arrested 56-year-old Lucinda Moyers on suspicion of burglary and receiving stolen property, he said. No other suspects are believed to be involved. Moyers is expected to be arraigned at the Hall of Justice at 1:30 p.m., the district attorney’s office said.

In a jailhouse interview with ABC7, Moyers denied she was in Trebek’s hotel room.

Trebek, who is in town filming the National Geographic World Championship at Google headquarters in Mountain View, appeared at Wednesday's taping in a leg brace and told the audience about his wild night, a Google spokeswoman said.

Trebek was sleeping alongside his wife when the burglar entered their room. The burglar made off with a number of items, including purses, wallets and cash.

Moyers was captured by hotel security guards, who notified San Francisco police, police Lt. Troy Dangerfield said.

Officers found several of the stolen items near a hotel ice machine, but no cash was recovered, Dangerfield said.

Hotel officials said they don’t know how the suspect got into the hotel room.

Moyers was not an employee of the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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