It Wasn't Santa in the Chimney A homeowner in West Covina, Calif., looked up the chimney and found a stranger who had made it halfway down. Fire crews had to dismantle much of the chimney to set him free. Well, not exactly free. He was arrested on suspicion of burglary.
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It Wasn't Santa in the Chimney

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A homeowner in West Covina, Calif., looked up the chimney and found a stranger who had made it halfway down. Fire crews had to dismantle much of the chimney to set him free. Well, not exactly free. He was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

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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