Calif. suspect spray-paints face in attempt to evade cops

23-year-old Jose Espinoza ran from police after being caught with a stolen car


Associated Press

MADERA, Calif. — A man suspected of stealing a car spray-painted his face black in an attempt to evade police in Central California.

The Fresno Bee reports Monday that 23-year-old Jose Espinoza ran from police after being caught with a stolen car.

This booking photo released by the Madera Police Department, shows 23-year-old Jose Espinoza, who was arrested Saturday night, March 14, 2015. (AP Image)
This booking photo released by the Madera Police Department, shows 23-year-old Jose Espinoza, who was arrested Saturday night, March 14, 2015. (AP Image)

Officers caught up to Espinoza and arrested him Saturday night with his face painted black.

Police booked Espinoza into the Madera County Department of Corrections, where he remained Monday morning. It wasn't immediately known if he has an attorney.

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