Police in Citrus Heights, California, USA, reported that a man, who wanted to rob an office, had gotten stuck during his attempt to enter the office through its chimney, and he himself had called the rescuers, reported RIA Novosti news agency of Russia.
The local law enforcement officials said they received a call from a man, who informed that he had gotten stuck in the pipe.
Police and fire service were dispatched to the scene.
The robber, who was named “Criminal Santa,” is Jesse Berube, 32, of Rocklin, California.
Berube, in an attempt to break into the said office, had slipped in the pipe, gotten stuck in the chimney, and could not get out.
He was detained on suspicion of robbery.