WEIRD NEWS: Burglar Stuck in Chimney Dies When Homeowner Lights Fire

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Weird News:  Burglar Trapped in Chimney Dies When Fireplace is Lit | F.E. Moran Fire Protection

A burglar decided to break into his victim's home the Santa way - through the chimney.  However, the 19 year old criminal got stuck and ultimately died from a fire being set in the fireplace. 

Police believe that 19 year old Cody Caldwell attempted to break into the home throgh the chimney on Friday night.  He became stuck for almost 24 hours.  On Saturday, the homeowner, unaware of the burglar, set a fire in his fireplace and heard screaming.  He put out the fire and called 9-1-1.  

Firefighters arrived at the scene and dismantled the chimney; however, it was too late.  Caldwell had died of smoke inhalation and burns.

See the full story here. 

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