WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) - Santa must have a trick. A man who was locked out of his house in this Denver suburb tried to get in by sliding down the chimney early Friday, but he got stuck and had to be rescued, authorities said.
The man, whose name wasn't released, fell about 12 feet down the shaft. Authorities said he was hurt but did not elaborate on the nature and extent of his injuries.
He convinced authorities it was his home, and there was no evidence he was breaking in, city spokeswoman Jennifer Galli said. Police were present but made no arrests.
Firefighters rescued the man by lowering a ladder into the chimney and lifting him to safety, Galli said.
Emergency workers were summoned at about 3:20 a.m., but it wasn't clear who called them.
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