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 gr