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Naked Woman Gets Stuck Shimmying Down Ex's Chimney

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A woman had to be rescued from her estranged ex's chimney in Riverside County after she got stuck trying to shimmy her way into his home.The 35-year-old woman—who authorities have identified—and her ex, Tony Hernandez, have three children together, CBS LA reports. However, Hernandez said that the pair do not live together, and she is not allowed to be around the kids.

The woman did not start with the chimney. When she showed up to to Hernandez's home in the 15800 block of Rancho Viejo Drive in Woodcrest early Saturday morning, she tried the door first. Finding it locked, she decided the chimney was the next best option. She climbed up to the roof, took off her clothes to help her slide down and then began making her way down the 12-by-12 chimney.

When she found herself stuck, she called out for help. Hernandez woke up for work at about 4:30 a.m. and tried to rescue her, but couldn't get her out on his own. Hernandez told ABC7 he nearly fell off the roof trying to extract her. Riverside County firefighters had to break the fireplace apart, and it took them two hours to get the woman out.

The woman was taken to the hospital, but was not severely injured. The firefighters photographed the rescue and posted it to Twitter.

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Before you say you've heard this one before, it was a different woman who got stuck in her ex's chimney back in October. Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa, 30, tried to get down the chimney of a man she'd met on an online dating site and with whom she'd only gone on six dates. She was arrested on suspicion of illegally entering a residence.

In 2010, a doctor in Bakersfield was found dead inside her ex's chimney three days after getting stuck while attempting to break into his home.