‘Criminal Santa’ gets stuck in chimney during attempted burglary

This article was originally published by The Extract.

California authorities arrested a man Friday on suspicion of burglary after he became stuck in the chimney of a Citrus Heights business.

According to police, 32-year-old Jesse Berube became firmly wedged but was able to reach his cellphone and call 911 for help.

He was ultimately extricated without injury and taken into police custody to face charges related to the burglary attempt, KCRA reported.

Authorities poked some holiday-related fun at the suspect’s misfortune.

“Criminal Santa does not have the same skills as the real deal.”