Not Santa! Would-be intruder gets trapped in chimney of Tucson home

  • Source: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (
  • Published: 12/06/2019 06:10 PM

It wasn't Santa but a would-be intruder who found himself stuck in the chimney of a Tucson home. Neighbors apparently heard someone calling for help from inside the house and called 911. According to a Tucson Fire Department spokesman, the man, who is in his 30s, appeared to be an intruder looking to find a way into the home. So, he tried to go down the chimney. The man told firefighters that he had been stuck in the chimney for several hours. Technical rescue crews used a rescue ring and rope to get the man out of the chimney. Crews pushed from below and pulled from above before they finally got him out. In one of the photos released by the Tucson Fire Department, you can actually see the man's legs dangling out of the chimney.


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