A Central California burglar suspect was reported dead after firefighters attempted to rescue the man who was stuck in a homeowner’s chimney.
Evidentially the suspected burglar became stuck in the Central California homeowner’s chimney after trying to gain access overnight then when the homeowner went to light a fire the following day he heard a yell coming from inside the chimney.
California firefighters responded to the home and attempted to rescue the assailant from inside the smoke filled chimney but were unable to break down the chimney wall down in time to save the man.
The Fresno County coroner is scheduled to determine the official cause of death but the common assumption is that suffocation killed the suspected burglar.
According to the sheriff’s office investigation the man attempted to enter the home through the chimney overnight and became stuck and when the homeowner returned home he was unaware of any problem until he lit the fireplace and heard screams from inside the chimney.
Fresno County sherrif’s deputy Jake Jensen released a statement saying; "I've been a deputy for almost 17 years now, and I've never seen anything like this,".
Obviously some burglars will stop at nothing to attempt to gain access to your home so it is important to make sure security at your home is up to date and in working order. If you are in need of a security update at your home make sure to contact a local lock and security expert in your area, if located in Tucson contact the lock and security experts at C & S Lock & Security!