This larger-than-life gang member found himself apprehended by the authorities - because he was too obese to outrun the police.
Victor Espinoza, thought to weigh a whopping 30 stone, is suspected of attempting to snatch a ten-year-old boy as he walked to soccer practice in Santa Ana, California.The overweight gangster, whose police mugshot shows his huge jowels stretching down towards his chest, was arrested after finding himself unable to run from the law.
Espinoza, 55, had lured a young boy towards him, but the youngster managed to wriggle free and alert his football coach.The coach chased after Espinoza and tackled him in the car park but he was unable to detain the 425lbs suspect, who waddled off into the night.
A police helicopter then located the 55-year-old in the back garden of a nearby property - but the suspect was too fat to scale the fence and escape.
He was then arrested without incident but had suffered minor injuries from an altercation with the football coach.
He was held on charges of false Imprisonment, child annoying and gang enhancements, as he was a documented gang member.
Police say they have dealing with the pest for 30 years, with the overweight gangster having been arrested more than 60 time on suspicion of drug possession, assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder.Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. "We believe that he was going to take the kid away."