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425-Pound Gang Member Sniffs 10-Year-Old Boy's Arm, Gets 32 Months in Prison

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Victor Joseph Espinoza, 56, who has a previous conviction as a gang member, recently pleaded guilty to a false imprisonment charge and received a 32-month prison sentence.

Police say the 425-pound man approached a 10-year-old boy and his 19-year-old cousin on October 4, 2012, and asked the 10-year-old if he'd like to see his gang tattoo.

When the boy stopped, Espinoza grabbed the youngster's arm and sniffed it, according to prosecutors. It is also alleged that Espinoza’s initial aim was to kidnap the boy.  

The boy managed to escape Espinoza's grip and his cousin yelled at the obese man before he and the boy ran away.

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The unidentified would-be victim had been walking to soccer practice with his 19-year-old cousin when they came across Espinoza.

The boy's soccer coach tracked down Espinoza and a chase ensued. Espinoza attempted to run, but was tackled to the ground by the coach before escaping.

A police helicopter spotted him trying to hide in a nearby residential backyard.

Espinoza again attempted to flee over the yard's fence, but couldn’t because of his obesity.

Sources: DailyMail, HuffingtonPost