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Friday December 16, 2011

Hispanic Teen Gets Himself Stuck in Chimney Trying to Beat Curfew

Hispanic Teen Gets Himself Stuck in Chimney Trying to Beat Curfew

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Aside from likely feeling embarrassed, a California teen is also happy to be alive after he became lodged inside a chimney Thursday.

Jorge Herrera, 18, is believed to have been trying to sneak into his house after breaking curfew and staying out all night when he climbed into the chimney leading to his room, and became stuck.

At around 10 a.m. Thursday morning, Herrera’s family said they heard someone calling for help from the chimney. They called 9-1-1, and the Stockton Fire Department came to get him out.

While one story is that he was trying to avoid trouble and purposely climbed down the chimney a later story claimed he was cleaning,

ImageJorge’s friends arrived just in time to see their freed friend walking across the roof with his rescuers as he made his way down and back inside the house.

And now that the 5’10, 150-pound teen is safe, both firefighters and friends have begun their Santa Claus jokes.

His family however, told reporters that Jorge was in big trouble and has been sent to his room. Let’s hope he doesn’t try to climb through the chimney again