He looks like a Hollywood special effect, an attempt to turn Al Pacino into Marlon Brando.
But Victor Joseph Espinoza is real enough and accused of trying to kidnap a 10-year-old boy who was on his way to soccer practice.
Espinoza, who weighs almost 200kg, was apprehended by police in Santa Ana, California, trying to get over a backyard fence after his alleged attempted kidnap went wrong.
It’s been reported that Espinoza allegedly approached the boy as the boy and his 19-year-old female cousin were walking to the park.
Police claim Espinoza lured the boy close enough to grab him by both of his arms and pull him into his body.
After a struggle, the boy and his cousin were able to run and alert his soccer coach, who tried to tackle and detain Espinoza, only to have Espinoza escape.
A police helicopter later found Espinoza hiding in a nearby home’s backyard.
Espinoza was held on suspicion of false imprisonment, child annoyance and other charges.
by Sasha Dubronitz