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Online dating gone wrong: Woman rescued from ex's chimney

Online dating gone wrong: Woman rescued from ex's chimney
Capt. Mike Lindberry / Twitter

This is a story of boy meets girl online - girl ends up stuck in boy's chimney. No, really!

Have you ever used a website or app to arrange a date? It's a scary proposition however you spin it. You could find your one true love, get married and live happily ever after, or, you could find one true crazy person.

Unfortunately for one man only known as Lawrence, he met the latter.

Lawrence met Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa through an online dating site and the two potential lovebirds went on a few dates. But as so often happens, things just didn't work out, so Lawrence soon ended the relationship.

And as you can probably guess, this is when things took a turn for the worst. Perhaps the first clue was when he spotted her on top of his roof one day, but she ran away before police came to his aid.

Then, this week the local fire department was called to Lawrence's home. Not for a fire - but for a rescue. Seems a person was lodged deep inside the chimney of his home. What you care to guess who was stuck in Lawrence's chimney?

Yep, it was Lawrence's notorious online date, Ms. Figueroa. Firefighters greased the chimney with dish soap before they were able to pull the woman from the chimney with a ladder truck.

She was stuck in the chimney for a few hours, when neighbors heard her screams and called 911.

Capt. Mike Lindbery tweeted:

"#entrapment patient was lifted out of chimney and hoisted from roof using ladder truck and stokes basket"

"#ThousandOaks #entrapment FFs have reached the conscious victim. Extrication expected soon."

 "Another shot from entrapment call. Chimney flue was lubricated with dish soap prior to hoisting patient"

The woman's family has since come forward and said Figueroa is a good person and have offered to pay for the damage done to the chimney.

Lawrence told CBS, "Which just goes to show you, you have to be careful who you meet online.”

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