Let this be ANOTHER lesson that it's not time to start the Christmas season yet . . . even if it's a little abstract.
On Wednesday, a 25-year-old burglar tried to get into a house in Naples, Florida . . . SANTA CLAUS STYLE. Which means . . . he tried to get in by sliding down the chimney.
But he got STUCK. He and his accomplice ended up aborting the mission . . . and the accomplice had to call 911 for help.
It took the fire department about 30 minutes to pull the guy out of the chimney. The guy suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.
He was also arrested for burglary, and did about $5,000 in damage to the chimney.
(Here's a photo the firefighters took of his foot dangling in the chimney.)