Assistant Fire Marshal Thomas Middleton said police were called early Sunday by a woman who said she heard someone yelling for help near 144 Church Street.
They followed the voice — and footprints on a snowy roof — to find the unidentified man in a chimney. He told them he didn't know how he got there. He was stuck in the chimney for about four hours.
First, they tried to pull him out with a rope, but it didn't work.Then they had to disassemble part of the chimney to get to the man, whose name isn't being released.
Perhaps he thought it was Christmas Eve.