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Woman Rescued After Getting Stuck in Houston Home's Air Vent

Passerby hears woman calling for help, calls police

Authorities say emergency personnel rescued a woman who got stuck trying to enter a vacant Houston home through an air vent.

A man was walking by the home at about 4:30 a.m. Friday when he heard the woman crying for help.

The man, Arthur Reyes, told KTRK-TV he was going to a convenience store when he heard the woman and asked her, "What are you doing up there?" Reyes said he then called 911.

Houston District Fire Chief Eric Hutzley said firefighters had to cut the air vent and free the unidentified woman from inside the home.

Hutzley said the woman told authorities she doesn't remember how she got in the vent.

The woman was taken to a hospital with leg injuries. Authorities said she may face charges.

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