Police: Santa Chimney Move Gets Teen Arrested on Burglary Charge
NORCROSS, Ga. – Atlanta-area authorities say a teenage burglary suspect was pulled from a chimney by firefighters after being stuck there for more than 10 hours.
Police say the 17-year-old boy was taken into custody after being freed from the chimney around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at a home in Norcross, northeast of Atlanta.
Gwinnett County police Cpl. Jake Smith tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the teen was charged with burglary and giving false information to a police officer.
Smith said a neighbor heard someone yelling for help from her neighbor's chimney.
Authorities tell the Gwinnett Daily Post the teen was screaming when fire crews arrived and told the firefighters he had been stuck there since 3 a.m. Tuesday.
Firefighters freed him by lowering a rope from the top of the chimney.