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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A 22-year-old man stuck in a chimney on
church property told officers he wasn't there to sweep, but to
The transient, whose name was withheld by police, was found
Tuesday night with his feet touching the fireplace floor but his
torso stuck in the flue.
"He said he had been attending the church for the last couple
of weeks and just wanted to get back to church," police Lt. Ken
Hall said Wednesday.
The man was in a house at the back of St. Peter's Lutheran
Church. Fire Capt. Russell Garcia said the man was given oxygen and
firefighters extracted him through the top of the chimney.
He was taken to Western Medical Center for mental evaluation.
(Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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10-24-2002, 04:52 AM #1
911, what is your emergency? Uh, m'am...Um, I have a man stuck in our chimney?Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
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10-24-2002, 08:07 AM #2
And was he emulating Saint Nicholas? That only works on December 24th!"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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10-24-2002, 11:27 AM #3
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*Shaking head* What some people won't do to either get their 15 minutes of fame. Although, it is possible that this man was trying to do just as he said: "Get closer to his God".
Seems a strange way to do it and perhaps gives mind to a Monty Python skit in the making????If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)
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10-24-2002, 07:12 PM #4
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