'Criminal Santa' Gets Stuck in Chimney During Burglary Attempt: Police

Police arrest man stuck in chimney (December 15, 2017)

CITRUS HEIGHTS, California -- Citrus Heights Police have arrested a man for attempted burglary after he became stuck in a chimney. 

CHPS and the Sacramento Metro Fire Department arrived at a business on Greenback Lane after the 32-year-old Jessie Berube was found stuck inside the chimney. 

According to police, Berube was trying to sneak into the business when he slid down the chimney. Though he was unable to get out of the chimney, he was able to move enough to call for help. 

The fire department was able to free Berube, he was not injured. 

Berube was arrested for burglary and took a mugshot while covered in ash. 

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