Woman rescued from Thousand Oaks chimney belonging to man she met online

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A woman rescued from a chimney at a Thousand Oaks home was allegedly trying to break into the home of a man she met through online dating.

A 28-year-old woman rescued from a chimney at a Thousand Oaks home was allegedly trying to break into the home of a man she had met online.

Residents in the 1900 block of Woodside Drive reported hearing the sound of a woman crying in the area at about 5:45 a.m. Deputies found Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa trapped inside the chimney.

Ventura County Fire Department and Urban Search and Rescue members had to dismantle the chimney in order to get Nunez-Figueroa out. She was lubricated with dish soap prior to being hoisted out, Ventura County Fire Capt. Mike Lindbery said via Twitter.

Nunez-Figueroa was conscious upon being extricated and was transported to a hospital for an evaluation, Lindbery said.

The male resident of the home was not home during the incident. He said he had met Nunez-Figueroa online and went on a few dates with her, but had recently ended the relationship.

This is the second time Nunez-Figueroa was found on his roof. Two weeks ago, he spotted her and called police, but she disappeared.

"I'm going to be a little more cautious of who I invite into my house now," said Lawrence, who did not want to reveal his last name.

Nunez-Figueroa was later arrested for illegal entry and providing false information to a peace officer.



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