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Police: OC Gang Member Tried To Grab Boy Going To Soccer Practice
CBSLA.com) ^ | October 5, 2012 12:25 PM | Mike Landa

Posted on 10/06/2012 3:06:12 AM PDT by BenLurkin

SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — A Santa Ana man on Friday faced false imprisonment and other charges for allegedly trying to kidnap a 10-year-old boy.

KNX 1070′s Mike Landa reports police responded to a call shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Thursday from Delhi Park at 505 E. Central stating that a soccer coach was unsuccessfully attempting to detain 55-year-old suspect Victor Joseph Espinoza.

When officers arrived, the 425-pound Espinoza had escaped. He was located by helicopter shortly afterward hiding in a backyard on the 500 block of E. Central.

Espinoza – who police said is a documented gang member – was taken into custody without incident, but he had minor injuries from his contact with the soccer coach.

Investigators said the 10-year-old – who did not know the suspect – was going to soccer practice with his 19-year-old female cousin when Espinoza lured the victim close enough to grab him.

“He was grabbed by the suspect by both of his arms and he pulls him into his body area,” Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. “We believe that he was going to take the kid away.”

The boy yelled for help and tried to pull away, but Espinoza would not let him go. The victim was finally able to break free and he and his cousin ran to the park telling the soccer coach what had occurred.

After the coach located the suspect in front of the park, Espinoza attempted to flee and was tackled by the coach in the street before escaping and hiding in a residential backyard.

“In talking to the victim, he stated that he stayed in the yard where he saw him go because he was unable to get over the fence,” Bertagna said.

Espinoza was booked on charges of false imprisonment, child annoyance, and gang enhancements.


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: celebrateperversity; gangmember; gangs; gaystapotactics; homosexualagenda; kidnapping; lavendermafia; manboylove; selectiveprosecution; sexualassault; victorespinoza; victorjosephespinoza

1 posted on 10/06/2012 3:06:19 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
the 425-pound Espinoza had escaped. He was located by helicopter shortly afterward hiding

....a master of camouflage!

2 posted on 10/06/2012 3:26:15 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: BenLurkin

What’s the name of his gang? The Goiters?


3 posted on 10/06/2012 4:19:43 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: BenLurkin

What the..


4 posted on 10/06/2012 4:23:03 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

It’s like somthing our of the Star Wars Cantina.


5 posted on 10/06/2012 4:25:18 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
Was he planning on eating the child?

Yeah, he 's probably an offspring of Jabba.

6 posted on 10/06/2012 4:33:54 AM PDT by csvset
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To: BenLurkin

-——After the coach located the suspect in front of the park, Espinoza attempted to flee-——

I sort of find that hard to believe he was actually fleeing...maybe waddling....


7 posted on 10/06/2012 5:11:11 AM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: BenLurkin; Clint N. Suhks; smokingfrog; MagUSNRET

His chin has its own zip code! LOL!


8 posted on 10/06/2012 5:11:52 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: BenLurkin
And here's another suspect who's in the same gang:
Littleface

Don't worry. Dick Tracy is investigating.

9 posted on 10/06/2012 5:57:55 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."--Del Shannon)
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To: BenLurkin
Victor "The Chin" Espinoza
10 posted on 10/06/2012 6:03:56 AM PDT by sjm_888
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To: BenLurkin
family resemblance?


11 posted on 10/06/2012 6:08:04 AM PDT by WVKayaker (I'm more than happy to be Obama's "enemy of the week" - Sarah Palin)
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To: BenLurkin
When officers arrived, the 425-pound Espinoza had escaped. He was located by helicopter shortly afterward...


12 posted on 10/06/2012 7:23:29 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: BenLurkin; dead

Not your average “Why the long face?”


13 posted on 10/06/2012 7:35:56 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: BenLurkin; All

I guess he makes a good barricade during a gang shoot-out.


14 posted on 10/06/2012 8:12:36 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: BenLurkin

I guess gangs are having trouble finding good employees these days just like the rest of us. :)


15 posted on 10/06/2012 8:20:43 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: BenLurkin
The Mexican "Fat Bastard".

FMCDH(BITS)

16 posted on 10/06/2012 8:37:42 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: BenLurkin; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!
Basil Wolverton will draw his WANTED poster.


17 posted on 10/06/2012 11:27:08 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise

At this point, Robert Z’dar is making fun of that guy’s chin.


18 posted on 10/06/2012 11:30:44 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: BenLurkin

I thought Vincent “the Chin” Gigante died a few years back.


19 posted on 10/06/2012 11:47:19 AM PDT by x
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To: BenLurkin

¿Es un hombre o una mujer con bigotes?


20 posted on 10/06/2012 11:50:36 AM PDT by x
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To: Slings and Arrows
I knew I'd seen that face before.


21 posted on 10/06/2012 12:11:52 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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