That woman sounds insane. First she tries to break into the house with a shovel, then slides down the damn chimney? Who does that? Also: probably not the best way to convince your ex-boyfriend to take you back.
I remember reading about a crook who went down store’s chimney intending to rob it, only he hit a pipe in the middle of the chimney right between his legs. Was stuck there from Saturday night till Mondy morning with black and blue testicles the size of grapefruits.
So, the man knew she was trying to sneak in, snuck out himself and slept elsewhere, but never called the police? I mean, I can see not wanting to hurt someone’s career, but when somebody takes a shovelt o your house, it’s time to speak up.
I have a sneaking suspicion that he knew she was int he chimney. I mean, he left, and hired a housesitter?!?
It’s possible, but I think a more plausible explanation is that he found out (through noises, finding the shovel, etc.) that she was trying to get in, but had assumed she had left. He didn’t feel threatened by her, so he didn’t call the police, but he also didn’t want to deal with her in the likely chance that she returned. So he took off for a while and had someone keep an eye on things.