Transcript for Suspected Burglar Dies in California Resident's Chimney
A burglary gone wrong in Fresno California police say nineteen year old man tried to rob a house by entering through the chimney. But he got stuck sometime later the homeowners started a fire in the fireplace. And then he heard screaming when he realized a person was in the chimney. He put out the fire and called police. They tied a rope to the very top of the chimney to stabilize it in and they use them drills and chisel some. Sort of take apart the chimney to youth the personal. But it was too late the nineteen year old burger died of burns as well as smoke inhalation.
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