It’s the end of the year, and as always that means list mania. Making lists of this year’s best, worst and damn right stupid.
In the category of downright stupid criminal, we have a last-minute entry for this year who is quite certified to make the top ten given the period and usage of a chimney.
Imagine this, it’s Christmas time and you want to rob a house. What is the most conventional way in? Well the door is the usual answer, but Mr Jesse Berube probably got into the spirit of the season and therefore, just like Santa Clause, thought the best way to break into the house he was robbing would be the chimney. Unfortunately for him he had probably overdone it since Thanksgiving because just as in a cartoon, he found himself stuck halfway in it.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">‘Criminal Santa’ gets stuck in chimney, calls 911 to save him - A burglary suspect in California reportedly had to call the police on himself earlier this week after getting stuck in a chimney. According to police, Jesse Berube, 32, was allegedly atte… <a href="https://t.co/xgBnuYlR5w">https://t.co/xgBnuYlR5w</a></p>— Zyite.com (@zyiteblog) <a href="https://twitter.com/zyiteblog/status/942326160867938305?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 17, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Mr Berube was reportedly able to move just enough to reach his phone and dial 911.
First responders from the Sacramento Fire Department arrived at the scene, probably had a good laugh, and then used special equipment to get the suspect out.
Mr Berube was removed from the tight space uninjured but now faces one count of burglary, police said.
The police report referred to Mr Berube as a “criminal Santa” but said he “does not have the same skills as the real deal.”