Baton Rouge first responders rescued a teenager from a chimney this morning after he decided to skip school. BRPD Cpl. L’Jean McKneely says the homeowner called the police when she heard someone calling for help inside her chimney.

“We were able to rescue the 15-year-old from the chimney without harm. Come to find out he was attempting to burglarize or break into the home. He was booked into juvenile detention.”

The 15-year-old has been charged with attempted burglary of an inhabited dwelling. Cops say also has a criminal record. McKneely says hopefully they can prevent this teen from doing something like this again because his life was in danger.

“We’ve had situations in which individuals try to burglarize homes, become stuck in chimneys and it’s days until they’re found. Some unfortunate situations individuals have died in chimneys.”