425-Pound Gang Member Sentenced To Jail For Sniffing Kid's Arm
A 425-pound convicted gang member who grabbed a 10-year-old boy for the purpose of sniffing his arm was sentenced to 32 months in jail today. According to CBS2, 56-year-old Victor Joseph Espinoza of Santa Ana plead guilty to a false imprisonment charge for the incident, which took place in October of last year.
Espinoza's victim was walking with his 19-year-old cousin to a soccer practice in Delhi Park in Santa Ana at about 7:20 p.m. when they were approached by the portly perpetrator. He asked if the boy wanted to see his gang tattoo, then grabbed his arm and took a deep inhale.
The boy's cousin yelled at Espinoza, and the two young men ran away from him, then reported the incident to their soccer coach. The coach pursued Espinoza on foot and tackled him, but couldn't hold him down.
ABC7 reported at the time that Espinoza was eventually tracked down by a police helicopter. And according to Gawker, the hefty suspect had tried to kidnap a young girl that same night but also failed.