This Burglar is No Santa
Ingenuity is one trait you think burglars would have. After all, they have to be pretty crafty to break in to homes, remain undetected and get away with the goods.
Well, a 23-year-old from Seattle must think that Santa Claus is a pretty nifty guy, trying to emulate the jolly old fellow's patented entry move down the chimney.
However, in the burglars case, he got stuck.
According to a Seattle Times report, the unidentified man was stuck for three hours in the chimney of a Seward Park home Friday evening and likely intended on burglarizing the house.
Instead, the "Santa Claus burglar," as he's been dubbed, earned himself a trip to Harborview Medical Center with minor injuries and a ticket to King County Jail on suspicion of burglary.
It took emergency responders 45 minutes to chisel away enough of the chimney to drag the man down into the house,Dana Vander Houwen, spokeswoman for the Seattle Fire Department, told the Seattle Times.
Police and firefighters responded at about 5:30 p.m. after a neighbor heard the man yelling for help, according to the report.
According to police, there have been other break-ins in the area where there were no signs of forced entry, leading them to believe that the Santa Claus burglar is the prime suspect.