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Firefighters Rescue Man Hiding in Chimney in South LA

A man who told police he was hiding from someone who was chasing him ended up stuck in a chimney at a home in South Los Angeles early Thursday morning.

Firefighters responded to a burglary call in the 6300 block of Rimpau Boulevard just before 4 a.m. and found a man stuck in a chimney on top of the home, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Video showed crews using ropes to pull the man, who was covered in soot, out to safety. The man then shook hands with firefighters before climbing down a ladder.

Police said the man was not a burglar and had jumped into the chimney when he was attempting to hide from someone in an earlier incident that started in Inglewood.

No arrests were made. 

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