LOS ANGELES

AFP

US firefighters rescued a woman from a chimney after she became stuck while allegedly breaking into the home of a man she met online, reports said Monday. TV footage showed emergency personnel dismantling the chimney brick-by-brick to reach the woman, stuck eight feet down, according to local television channel KTLA. The man whose home she was trying to get into - who declined to give his name - said they had met online and dated a few times. “She seemed totally cool, until the first flag was her actually being on my roof two weeks ago,” he told KTLA, adding: “I hope she gets help. I hope she stays offline.” A neighbor in Thousand Oaks, northwest of Los Angeles, described how the firefighters turned up in the early hours after reports of a woman crying, and finally freed her after dawn on Monday.