Monday, May 15, 2006

Suspected Burglar Rescued From NYC Chimney

A burglar who got stuck in a chimney on Sunday morning was rescued after a woman who lives in the building next door heard a voice coming from within the walls and called for help, police said.

City emergency officials, who heard the whimpering, broke through the brick chimney of the residential building on the West Side of Manhattan and used ropes to pull out the man, who was arrested, police said.

The man, about 5-foot-3 and 110 pounds and covered in soot and grime, was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Police said he would be charged with burglary. They didn't say if he was going in or coming out of the chimney or how he became stuck.



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