stuck in the chim­ney

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in 2010, a man from Seat­tle, USA, was nick­named The Santa Claus Bur­glar after he tried to break into a house by climb­ing down the chim­ney.

Hap­less Shon Shanell, 23, got him­self firmly wedged and had to be res­cued by fire fight­ers.

When he was freed from the chim­ney after nearly six hours, his sur­prised res­cuers found that Shanell was com­pletely naked. He claimed that he got stuck after try­ing to re­trieve his ruck­sack, which a friend had thrown into the chim­ney.

How­ever, the jury didn’t buy the bare bur­glar’s blar­ney, and Shanell was jailed for 17 months.

Tight fit for bungling bur­glar

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