A would-be burglar became stuck in the chimney of the Central California house. The alleged effort turned fatal when the homeowner lit a fire in the fireplace. When the homeowner heard someone yell, he tried to put the fire out as the house filled with smoke and called 911.
Roughly 10 minutes after that call was placed, the man was still seemingly moving and breathing, per the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. Rescuers broke the Huron home’s chimney apart with jackhammers, but the man was declared dead at the scene.