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Teen gets stuck in chimney avoiding curfew, authorities say

December 16, 2011 |  4:15 am

Authorities believe a teenager who got stuck in a chimney in Stockton was trying to get around his parents' curfew.

A Stockton family called for help around 10 a.m. Thursday, after hearing calls for help coming from the chimney in their home along Baker Street.

There's some confusion on how 18-year-old Jorge Herrera wound up in the chimney. His family said he was cleaning the chimney. The Stockton Fire Department had another theory.

"He was going to miss his curfew, and then he had climbed down the chimney in an attempt to avoid the wrath of his parents," said Battalion Chief Van Riviere.

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--Andria Borba and Sam Cohen, Fox 40 Sacramento

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