A Detroit-area teenager worried about coming in past curfew did his best Santa Claus and headed down the chimney.

The problem is he didn't slide down quite as well as Santa.

The 17-year-old boy was trying to sneak back into his room at the Judson Center in Royal Oak on Thursday night.

But he got stuck in the chimney of the social services agency. A center worker heard moaning and followed the noise to the chimney.

Firefighters and police officers had to pull him out.

Police tell The Detroit News the teen appeared only to have suffered scratches on his back. He was taken to the hospital as a precaution.