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POSTED October 5, 2012 9:22 p.m.

425-POUND MAN TRIED TO KIDNAP 10-YEAR-OLD: SANTA ANA . (AP) — Santa Ana police say they've arrested a 425-pound gang member who allegedly tried to kidnap a 10-year-old boy who was on his way to soccer practice.

KCAL9 television reports  55-year-old Victor Joseph Espinoza allegedly approached the boy as he and his 19-year-old female cousin were walking to the park.

Cpl. Anthony Bertagna says Espinoza allegedly 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, but the suspect escaped.

A helicopter was used to later find him hiding in a nearby home's backyard.

Espinoza was held on suspicion of false imprisonment, child annoyance and other charges.

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HEST FREE-FALL JUMP POSTPONED DUE TO WINDS: ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The highest, fastest free fall in history has been postponed.

Red Bull Stratos announced Friday that the jump by extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner have been moved from Monday to Tuesday thanks to a cold front with gusty winds. The jump can only be made if winds on the ground are under 2 mph for the initial launch a balloon carrying Baumgartner.

The man dubbed "Fearless Felix" is attempting to become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier. If he doesn't, a gruesome demise could be live-streamed on the Internet for the world to see.

Rigged with cameras, the 43-year-old former military parachutist from Austria is scheduled Tuesday to jump from 23 miles over the southeastern New Mexico town of Roswell.

 

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