There was no sleigh on the roof, so rescuers knew they weren't extracting Santa Claus.
Robert Loveless, 21, had locked his keys in the house. He did not want to break down the door or a window to the home and instead decided to try getting in through the chimney while his wife and child waited outside.
Little did he know there was no saving the door, and fire fighters broke it down to get inside the home.
After an hour and a half, Loveless was hoisted out of the chimney... with only a few scratches, and maybe a bruised ego.