(November 21, 2004) -- Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, but no, it wasn't he and his elves in a WLB neighborhood on Sunday November 21 at about 2 a.m.
LBFD rescued, and LBPD arrested, 19 year-old Steve Alvarado who managed to get stuck while allegedly trying to descend down the chimney of a home in the 2600 block of Easy Ave.
Neighbors heard someone screaming and called the cops.
Two teenage girls, both juveniles, were also taken into custody.
LBPD Public Information Officer Jacqueline Bezart says one of the arrestees indicated things may have started on a dare or a prank.