Woman Stuck in California Chimney Saved, Then Arrested

Woman Stuck in California Chimney Saved, Then Arrested
Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa being rescued from the chimney
Courtesy Ventura County Fire Department(2)

10/20/2014 AT 05:15 PM EDT

A woman stuck in the chimney of a Southern California house has been rescued and arrested.

Ventura County fire Capt. Ron Oatman says firefighters responding to neighbors' reports of a woman crying had to chisel away much of the chimney and lubricate it with dish soap Sunday to free 30-year-old Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa.

The Ventura County Star reports she was arrested on suspicion of illegal entry and giving false information to police.

Police say Nunez-Figueroa knows the owner of the home in Thousand Oaks, California, who wasn't there. They wouldn't elaborate.



However, KTLA reports the woman went on multiple dates with the owner of the home.

Nunez-Figueroa had no clear injuries but was taken to a hospital for evaluation. Police didn't know if she'd hired an attorney, and no phone listing for her could be found.

Oatman says firefighters destroyed the chimney and damaged the roof.

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