Trying to get into a house through the chimney is just about the WORST thing you can do . . . unless you’re Santa Claus, or a British orphan chimney sweep from the 1800s. No one else is qualified.
A guy tried to break into a house in Huron, California on Friday by sliding down the chimney . . . but he got stuck. And apparently he was afraid to blow his cover by yelling for help, so he just stayed in there.
And that became a BIG problem on Saturday afternoon, when the people in the house decided to actually light a fire in their fireplace.
THAT’S when the guy started screaming. The people called 911 and put out the fire . . . but it was too late. By the time firefighters smashed through the chimney to pull him out, he was dead . . . most likely from inhaling smoke.