Published: Nov 06, 2013 5:36 PM EST
Updated: Nov 06, 2013 6:43 PM EST

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Mike Whitley wasn't planning to come back to his Naples home for a few more days. But a call late Tuesday night changed that. That's because a man was stuck in his chimney.

"When you first get a call like that, you wonder if its a prank. At some point i may have asked that and they told me this is not a joke," said Whitley.

It wasn't a joke and it wasn't the man famous for entering chimneys. Naples Police said this man was actually stuck inside teh fire place, just above the damper.

"He probably didn't know much about chimneys because the damper prohibits anybody from getting in there," said Batallion Chief, Pete DiMaria with the City of Naples Fire Department.

You can see his foot dangling inside.

"It was hard for him to breathe," said DiMaria.

Fire fighters used a harness to pull him out.

"What a shock, it's strange, I never expected anything. Particularly in park shore, it's such a quiet peaceful neighborhood and for someone to do such crazy things like that."