Woman alerts Littleton store clerk she and son had been kidnapped


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LITTLETON, Colo. — A man was arrested early Tuesday morning after a woman told a store clerk that she and her son had been kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend, the Littleton Police Department said.

Police said the woman entered the convenience store at the Bradley Sinclair gas station at 7500 S. Broadway about 2:45 a.m. and asked the clerk to call police.

Officers used their police vehicles to prevent the vehicle the man was in from leaving. After a short pursuit on foot, the man was taken into custody.

Police later identified the suspect as 32-year-old Justice Andrew Espinoza.

Espinoza has been charged with domestic violence, second-degree kidnapping and violation of a protection order. He is being held without bond at the Arapahoe County Detention Center.

The woman and her son, whose names and ages weren’t released, were taken to Littleton Adventist Hospital as a precautionary measure.

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