Police: Suspect spray-paints face to avoid identification

This combo of booking photo released by the Madera Police Department shows 23-year-old Jose Espinoza, who was arrested Saturday night, March 14, 2015. Espinoza, a suspected car thief, spray-painted his face black in an attempt to evade the police. Police booked Espinoza into the Madera County Department of Corrections, where he remained Monday morning, March 16. It was not immediately known if he has an attorney. (AP Photo/Madera Police Department)

MADERA, Calif. (AP) — 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 (http://bit.ly/1NZG1dP ) that 23-year-old Jose Espinoza ran from police after being caught with a stolen car.

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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Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com

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