Tulsa firefighters save suspected burglar trapped in chimney

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa firefighters responded to a local business Monday morning where a man was stuck in a chimney.

Firefighters say the man can be seen on surveillance video cutting wires from air conditioning units at Durango Auto Care Center near 31st Street and Highway 169. Video then shows the man try to crawl down into the chimney around 12:30 a.m. Monday.

An employee came into the store later and heard noises coming from the chimney. Firefighters say he left the store and called police.

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Firefighters arrived at the scene and got the man out around 9:45 a.m.

FOX23's Amanda Hari was there when firefighters pulled the man out of the chimney:

The man was taken to the hospital handcuffed to a gurney. Tulsa police say they will decide on charges after the man is released from the hospital.

The man is out and alive! He’s being transported to the hospital but fire officials believe he will be okay. We’ll have more today on FOX23 News at noon.

Posted by FOX23 Amanda Hari on Monday, April 22, 2019

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