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, "She had apparently removed her clothes to aid her descent." The woman began yelling, until the object of her affections, Tony Hernandez, heard her when he awoke for work at 4:30am.
"She called me back again, and I said, 'Where are you at?'" says Hernandez, who has three kids with the nude female Santa-wannabe. "And she said, 'I'm trapped in the chimney.' So I tried to get her out from the top but it was too hard." This resulted in a call to 911, two hours of firefighters chiseling her out of the chimney, a very damaged chimney, and a quick trip to the hospital for minor injuries, adds ABC 7. "I don’t like the way she’s acting or what she’s doing," Hernandez tells CBSLA. "That’s not good for my kids." Another California woman pulled a similar stunt in October. (Read more chimney stories.)