Dr. Jacquelyn Kotarac, 49, came to a bizarre end in Bakersfield, California when she tried to break into the home of her “on-again, off-again” boyfriend by climbing down his chimney. She was found three days later by the housekeeper stuck in the chimney.
Kotarac first tried to enter the home with a shovel and the former boyfriend fled out a backdoor to avoid a confrontation. She was found about two feet above the interior fireplace opening.
There is no criminal or civil liability for the volitional act by Kotarac.
Emergency personnel had to break down the chimney to gain access to Kotarac.