Man Trapped In Chimney While Making Parkour Video To Appear In Court

DENVER (CBS4)– A man who fell 40 feet down the chimney of a Denver loft building will appear before a judge in May.

Dustin Hinkle, 26, is facing criminal trespassing charges.

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Dustin Hinkle (credit: Denver Police)

He told CBS4 that he and a couple of friends were making a Parkour video on the roof of the Denver City Lofts near 17th and Champa when something went wrong.

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“I didn’t even believe in God before this,” Hinkle said. “That’s a real mind-opener right there. I fell 40 feet, and I’m alive.”

Hinkle said that he was running, climbing, and jumping on top of the building when he dropped down onto a chimney cover that fell through.

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After plummeting 40 feet, officials said that a cable caught his fall but Hinkle was stuck inside the chimney for almost two hours.

Copter4 flew over the chimney rescue (credit: CBS)

Copter4 flew over the chimney rescue (credit: CBS)

Firefighters entered a vacant apartment unit and tore through brick to get him out.

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Jayce Anderson (credit: CBS)

Jayce Anderson (credit: CBS)

Hinkle’s friends Jayce Anderson, 23 and Mary Jo McHugh, 20, were also charged with trespassing and with interference of a police officer for allegedly running from police.

Mary Jo McHugh (credit: CBS)

Mary Jo McHugh (credit: CBS)

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