Man chews off fingerprints to escape identification

New York, Aug 3 (IANS) A theft accused in Florida tried to chew off his own fingerprints so that he cannot be identified, media reported.

When traffic policemen in Florida’s Lee county stopped 20-year-old Kenzo Roberts, who was driving a Mercedes that had been reported stolen, he began to remove his own fingerprints by chewing them off and rubbing them against the car.

“The driver was using a fake ID, had a handgun and three fraudulent credit cards,” Lee county sheriff was quoted as saying on Sunday by abc13.com.

However, a fingerprint scanner identified Roberts and showed he had two felony warrants for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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