A burglar in Fresno California is dead after becoming lodged in a chimney Saturday when the homeowner lit the fireplace.

The crook climbed in the chimney Friday night burglarize the home but became stuck. The man was discovered cooked alive after the homeowner came home and lit the fireplace.


Chimney Burglar Cooked Alive After Homeowner Lights Fireplace

The homeowner heard the burglar scream from inside the chimney and worked to put the fire out, causing the house to fill up with smoke, the station reported. h/t foxla

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said firefighters responded to the home and dismantled the chimney to rescue the burglar. But when they pulled him out, he was dead.