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Spurned Woman Rescued From Chimney After Trying To Enter House Like Santa Claus

21/10/2014 12:16 BST | Updated 21/10/2014 13:59 BST

Think you've had a bad day? Spare a thought for this woman...

Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa had to be rescued from a chimney by firefighters after her display of affection for a man she hardy knew quickly escalated from slightly sinister to down-right "whatthehellareyoudoing!"

The 30-year-old was arrested after attempting to enter the house of someone she had met online via the chimney, as you do.

But her best Mary Poppins/Father Christmas impression left her jammed tight and she had to be levered out after being lubed up with washing up liquid.

And not before most of the chimney was drilled away.

Dignified it was not.

She was discovered only after a neighbour heard her cries for help.

A man reported to be the owner of the house and the object of Nunez-Figueroa's desires told ABC 7 Los Angeles he had ended their relationship after only a "few" dates.

The man, named only as Lawrence, added: "I'm going to be a little more cautious of who I invite into my house now."

Nunez-Figueroa was taken to hospital although she appeared to have no clear injuries.