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    Post 911, what is your emergency? Uh, m'am...Um, I have a man stuck in our chimney?

    The odd, the bizarre, the unexpected...only in America!

    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.

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    And was he emulating Saint Nicholas? That only works on December 24th!
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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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