Arkansas crook gets stuck in chimney while trying to break into pawn shop

Posted at 7:03 PM, Jul 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-26 19:03:40-04

Arkansas - A crook in Arkansas thought he had a great idea for breaking into a pawn shop. He tried sneaking in through the chimney, but it didn't go as planned. The chimney is only about 10.5 inches wide!

The owner found the guy when he went to work the next morning.

"I thought, well, a bird or animal was probably in there, so I wanted to go up and check, and when I got up there, it was a person looking up at me, and I asked him what he was doing down there, and why he was trying to break into the building, and he got real violent at that time," says the owner.

Police and firefighters pulled the crook out and arrested him.