A woman told rescuers she got stuck in a drain pipe under the library because the devil was chasing her.
Pearl police Sgt. John Burt said the 26-year-old woman, whose socks were found in front of the PVC pipe entrance inside a manhole, had taken off her clothing and crawled about 25-30 feet into the pipe and was somewhere underneath the Pearl Public Library.
The woman was found when some Boy Scouts heard her yelling for help, Burt said, and officials were able to locate her by shining a light down the pipe.
When they located her, the woman told authorities that she was stuck and couldn't breathe.
When they asked her how she got into the pipe which was between a foot and a foot and a half in diameter, she told firefighters that the devil chased her in there.
Burt said when the woman was rescued from the pipe around 6:30 p.m., she was taken to the hospital to be checked out. Police also had an address and were checking on her family.
Because of the nature of the situation, the woman's name is not being released.