A man was left in a tight situation after trying to use a chimney to enter a home that he doesn't live in.

Police were called to the home around 3am Saturday after residents heard pounding and "knocking" noises coming from inside their home in the Silver Spring, Maryland home. The sound was unfounded, so officers left.

Around 5:30am, the residents called again because the sound had started up again. This time the call was dispatched as a residential burglary in progress.

When officers responded this time, they heard someone's voice coming from the inside of the fireplace, but higher up in the chimney.

The officers called the Montgomery County Firefighters who then removed the man from the chimney near Silver Spring.

Crews had to methodically and carefully remove the wall and bricks around where the guy was trapped. They determined that the guy was stuck in the chimney for about four hours.

He was extricated from the chimney at around 7:30am.

The man was taken to a trauma center with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Police are investigating, but haven't mentioned any charges pressed on the man.

I'd say four hours trapped halfway down a chimney was enough of a lesson to be learned.

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