We know what you’re thinking – Yes the holidays are near, but no, this would-be intruder was not a Santa wannabe, he was simply another blockhead crook who will go down in the annals of world’s dumbest criminals.
Reports Fox News on Nov. 30: “A suspected burglar who became stuck in the chimney of a Central California home died of burns and smoke inhalation after the home’s owner lit a fire in the fireplace, authorities said Sunday.”
Cody Caldwell, 19, attempted to sneak into a Fresno County home sometime on November 27 when he became wedged in the chimney. For nearly 24 hours, Caldwell tried to free himself while the homeowner was away. When the owner came home Saturday afternoon, Caldwell did not want to give himself away, and stayed silent – that is until the owner decided to build a fire.
After lighting the blaze, Caldwell screamed and the homeowner attempted to put the fire out. However, Caldwell was pronounced dead of smoke inhalation and burns. The chimney had to be dismantled by fire crews in order to free the burglar.
He joins a long list of idiocy:
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