Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa, Woman Stuck in Chimney of Her Online Boyfriend’s House, Rescued, Arrested

Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa was rescued from a chimney.
Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa was rescued from a chimney. Courtesy Ventura County Fire Department

All is fair in love and war — even breaking and entering? One California woman tested the limits of her relationship this past weekend when she attempted to enter her online lover's home through an unexpected passage. 

Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa, 30, took notes from Santa Claus and climbed into the house's chimney as a means to get inside. Unfortunately she was far less successful than the jolly fellow, and got stuck among the bricks. 

After reportedly being stuck in the chimney for about two hours, Nunez-Figueroa was rescued by jackhammer-wielding firefighters. With her intent "unclear," the woman was finally extracted from the chimney and taken to a local hospital to be checked out. 

"Residents on Woodside Drive called police [Sunday] at about 5:45am to report the sound of a female crying in the area," the Ventura County Sheriff's Office said in a release. "Deputies responded and located Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa stuck inside the chimney of a residence… The fireplace was carefully dismantled in order to free Nunez-Figueroa. Nunez-Figueroa was eventually rescued from the chimney and transported to Los Robles Regional Medical Center for medical treatment."

Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa Mugshot Chimney Lady
Courtesy Ventura County Fire Department

According to local CW affiliate KTLA, Nunez-Figueroa knew the owner of the home she was attempting to enter. After meeting online, the unidentified man and Nunez-Figueroa went on six dates.

"Before you have somebody come in your house really check them out … really give it some time before you let somebody in, because they might want to stay," the man told KTLA. 

The chimney chase culminated in Nunez-Figueroa getting arrested for illegal entry and providing false information.  

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