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Burglar arrested after getting stuck in chimney

A burglar had to be rescued after getting stuck in a chimney while trying to break into a Claraboya home.

Claremont officers responded to a home on the 700 block of Via San Simon regarding a man heard screaming for help, the Claremont Police Department said in a release. After officers arrived, they found the screaming was coming from the chimney.  

The burglar allegedly tried to burglarize the home and decided to use the chimney as his point of entry and became stuck, police said. L.A. County Fire was called, and they successfully and safely removed the burglar from the chimney.

The suspect, who has not yet been identified, was arrested for burglary and transported to a local hospital. There was no information available about his injuries.  

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