MADERA, Madera County (CBS SF) — A Central Valley stolen car suspect who police say spray painted his face black to avoid detection was nevertheless arrested despite his disguise.

Police said 23-year-old Jose Espinoza fled from officers arriving at his home in Madera to arrest him Saturday night for alleged vehicle theft and possession of a stolen car.

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Later in the evening, police said Espinoza returned to his home after painting his face black to camouflage himself.

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According to the Madera Police Dept. Facebook page, “the camouflage was ineffective.”

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Espinoza was booked into Madera County Jail early Sunday morning.