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Officials: Man got stuck in chimney of ex-wife's house

Officials: Man Got Stuck In Chimney Of Ex-Wife's House

"CBS This Morning" anchors all agree this probably wasn't one ex-husband's finest moment.

According to KSWB, an ex-husband was trying to get into his ex-wife's house. When she wouldn't let him in he decided, 'I'm just gonna climb down the chimney.'"

NBC has more details about how the man got out of that tight spot.

"He got almost all the way down, got stuck, and finally started screaming for help. Teams disassembled the chimney piece by piece, eventually hooking the man to a harness and lifting him up."

No one seems to know why the man felt he needed to get into that house so badly.

KNBC notes the man endured several injuries and was taken to the hospital after being pulled out of the chimney.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department says no criminal charges were filed against the man. Maybe the embarrassment of being stuck in a chimney for more than two hours was punishment enough.

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zrsz1 May 27 2014 at 1:54 PM

she should have lit a fire

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sylvabugg2 May 27 2014 at 2:02 PM

The man is stalking her.He's an ex husband for a reason. She should file charges. Next thing you know, she's going to be just another murder victim.

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liemc May 27 2014 at 1:18 PM

Probably wanted to get in so badly to kill her. No arrest, this is an outrage. It wouldn't be so funny if she was found dead.

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kimmer0310 May 27 2014 at 12:56 PM

If charges can be filed ex-wife needs to do so.

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milkglasslover May 27 2014 at 2:47 PM

Well I hope he had to pay for repairing the chimney at least! Seems like he could be charged with trespassing too. When someone goes to that extreme to get into the house, it can't be for a good reason.

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Dee May 27 2014 at 2:23 PM

A woman did die doing this same exact thing. This is not a laughing matter. Obsession is deadly. She should be grateful he got stuck. Who knows what would have happened if he got his hands on her.

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salliezoo May 27 2014 at 3:24 PM

Why is this funny? I doubt he wanted to "talk" to his ex-wife as the newsperson jokingly remarked. Would she be laughing if he murdered her? This guy should have been arrested, at the very least, for trespassing.

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cgssnavickas May 27 2014 at 1:42 PM

Dumb, dumb, dumb. He sounds obsessive.

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d1anaw May 27 2014 at 2:19 PM

And the taxpayers are probably paying his medical expenses and who is paying to repair the chimney? What a jerk.

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What's Shakin T May 27 2014 at 11:16 PM

Her house? Yeah right, probably his and he gotten it taken away after the divorce decree. That's usually how it happens.

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patriot1too What's Shakin T May 28 2014 at 6:20 AM

Yes it was HIS house. The judge should be taken off the bench that gave a house to a deadbeat abusive woman like her.

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