Alleged Bandit Gets Stuck In Chimney
A man in Ridgecrest, California, attempted to rob a home by sneaking in through the chimney, in a move known as the "reverse-Santa." Keith Schultz climbed into the chimney, but that's as far as he got, as he severely misjudged its width.
Desperate for help, his female partner in crime allegedly tried to break into the house to help him, which police believe triggered the home's burglar alarm. She then called the police for help, before escaping into the night. Meanwhile, firefighters pried Schultz free from the chimney. He was taken into police custody, where he posed for a mug shot covered in soot, a headshot that could surely get him cast in a local stage production of Oliver Twist.