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Woman stuck in chimney trying to break into home of man she met on dating site, police say

  • Ventura County Fire Department via Twitter

     (Ventura County Fire Department via Twitter)

  • This is Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa, who was arrested on Oct. 19, 2014, after allegedly illegally entering a Thousand Oaks residence through its chimney.

    This is Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa, who was arrested on Oct. 19, 2014, after allegedly illegally entering a Thousand Oaks residence through its chimney.  (Ventura County Sheriff’s Department)

  • Ventura County Fire Department via Twitter

     (Ventura County Fire Department via Twitter)

A woman is accused of attempting to break into a California home of a man she met via online dating. Police arrested Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa after police found her stuck inside the house’s chimney on Sunday.

Ventura Country emergency responders arrived to the house after residents called police at about 5:45 a.m. to report the sound of a woman crying in the area, according to a local TV station.

Upon arrival, they found Nunez-Figueroa lodged inside the chimney. Using jackhammers to partially dismantle the brick chimney, the flue was lubricated with dish soap before she was lifted out of the chimney.

Photos posted on Twitter by the Ventura County Fire Department showed firefighters on the roof of the house, working to reach Nunez-Figueroa. The woman was conscious during the rescue.

Nunez-Figueroa was taken to Los Robles Regional Medical Center for injuries. She was arrested on charges of illegal entry and providing false information to an officer.

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The home’s resident, who did not want to be identified, told KTLA that he had met Nunez-Figueroa online and they had gone on about six dates. He cautioned others about allowing acquaintances into their homes.

“Before you have somebody come in your house, really check them out … really give it some time before you let somebody in, because they might want to stay,” he said.

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