Guy Locks Himself Out, Gets Stuck in Chimney
For 4 hours until firefighters came to his aid
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2016 12:02 PM CDT

(Newser) – PSA: Should you find yourself locked out of your house, attempting to get inside via the chimney is not a good idea. That's what a Tucson man did Sunday morning, and predictably, he didn't quite make it all the way into his house, UPI reports. His neighbors heard him yelling and called the fire department, which arrived to find that though the man's feet were on the ground, the "decreased diameter" of the bottom of the chimney prevented him from going any further. They lowered a rope, hoisted him out, and posted pictures of the whole ordeal to Facebook. The soot-covered man had been stuck for around four hours and "was grateful" to be rescued, they write. (This kind of thing has a habit of happening.)

 

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