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Woman arrested following rescue from chimney

A 30-year-old woman was stuck in the chimney of her man's home that she met online. (Source: Ventura County Fire Department) A 30-year-old woman was stuck in the chimney of her man's home that she met online. (Source: Ventura County Fire Department)
30-year-old Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa. (Source: Ventura County Sheriff's Department/CNN) 30-year-old Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa. (Source: Ventura County Sheriff's Department/CNN)

THOUSAND OAKS, CA (CNN) - A California woman may have gotten inspiration from Santa Clause, but she got caught being naughty and was stuck in a chimney.

Firefighters rescued the woman, 30-year-old Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa, but it wasn't easy - rescue teams had to take apart the chimney and she was removed with dish soap.

The woman was reportedly went on a couple of dates with the male owner of the home, and they met online.

But they got the woman out safely, who was awake during the rescue and covered in soot. She could be heard screaming from the chimney where she was stuck from two hours.

Crews took her to the hospital for an evaluation and then police took her to jail for illegal entry and providing fake information to a police officer.

The man, who wanted to remain unnamed, cautioned other people about allowing acquaintances into their home. He says he hopes she gets help and stays offline. 

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