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    Would-Be Burglar Rescued From Chimney

    A would-be burglar had to be rescued after getting stuck in a chimney while trying to steal from a Thousand Oaks home, officials said. Gadi Schwartz reports for the NBC4 News at 11 on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (Published Monday, Oct. 20, 2014)

    A woman allegedly attempting to burglarize a two-story home in Thousand Oaks, California, had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a chimney Sunday morning.

    Firefighters responded around 6 a.m. to the 1900 block of Woodside Drive to a report of a person stuck in a chimney, according to the Twitter account of Ventura County Fire Department spokesman Mike Lindbery.

    The woman was about eight feet down the chimney, and rescuers had to dismantle the brick structure to get to her, officials said.

    The woman was removed from the chimney around 8:15 a.m. and was conscious. She was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

    The woman, identified as 30-year-old Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa, was arrested.

    According to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, the homeowner knows the woman in the chimney. She was arrested on suspicion of illegal entry and giving false information to police after being evaluated at the hospital.