It Wasn't Santa in the Chimney
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.
Think of the excuses a California man might have tried when discovered stuck inside a chimney. Maybe, I'm a freelance chimney sweep. Or maybe, thank God, Santa's been waiting for help since Christmas.
A homeowner in West Covina, California, looked up the chimney and found a stranger. He'd made it halfway down. Fire crews had to dismantle much of the chimney to set this guy free, or not exactly free, because he was arrested on suspicion of burglary.
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