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Jose Espinoza (Madera Police Dept.)

Jose Espinoza (Madera Police Dept.)

MADERA, California (PIX11) – On the run from authorities, a California man decided to spray-paint his face so he wouldn’t be recognized, according to police.

Jose Espinoza, 23, was allegedly driving in a stolen car Saturday night when police tried to pull him over.  He took off and managed to escape for several hours.  When officers encountered Espinoza again later that night, however, they say his face was spray-painted black in what they believe was a poorly-attempted disguise.

“The camouflage was ineffective,” police wrote on the department’s Facebook page.

Police booked Espinoza on charges of receiving known stolen property, theft, and unlawful taking of driving of a vehicle.  He is being held on $35,000 bail.


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