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Guy Locks Himself Out, Gets Stuck in Chimney

For 4 hours until firefighters came to his aid

(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... More »

Would-Be Burglar in Chimney Dies After Owner Lights Fire

Suspected burglar has been identified as Cody Caldwell

(Newser) - The latest entrant for the Darwin Awards is a hapless guy who got stuck Saturday in the chimney of the Central California house he was apparently trying to burgle. The alleged effort turned fatal when the AP reports the homeowner lit a fire in the fireplace around 3pm; when the... More »

Worker Plummets 40 Feet Into Smokestack

Tragedy strikes at Yale University

(Newser) - A man doing repair work at Yale University has died after plummeting 40 feet into a smokestack, the Hartford Courant reports. The man in his 50s, whose name hasn't been released, fell into the chimney from a ladder yesterday at the Yale Central Power Plant in New Haven, Conn.... More »

Locked-Out Teen Gets Stuck in Chimney

Tucson boy had bad idea after forgetting his keys

(Newser) - If your name isn't Santa Claus, you shouldn't even think about trying to enter a house through a chimney, the fire department in Tucson, Ariz., said after rescuing a teenager yesterday. The 16-year-old had forgotten his keys and, locked out of the house with his younger brother, became... More »

Naked Lady Gets Stuck Breaking Into Her Ex's House

She decided to take the chimney, au naturel

(Newser) - Perhaps the oddest thing about this story is the fact that it's happened before : Officials in Woodcrest, Calif., say that an unnamed 35-year-old woman, having gotten no response to her very-early-morning knock on her estranged beau's door, decided to try the chimney. And as CBSLA puts it, "... More »

Cops: Woman Tries to Break Into Ex's House, Gets Stuck

Firefighters rescue Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa from chimney

(Newser) - Here's a tip for would-be home invaders: You might want to consider attempting to break in via a window or a door ... instead of, say, the chimney. Authorities say that's the route Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa decided to take early yesterday in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and things went very wrong,... More »

Firefighters Rescue Guy Stuck in Chimney

They're not sure why he climbed in

(Newser) - Firefighters had to chisel a hole in a chimney at an apartment building in Washington state to rescue a man who'd gotten stuck inside. Authorities in Tacoma say the man is fine, but they're not sure what he was doing in the 20-inch space. Firefighters were called about... More »

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