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Sheriff: Man tried to chew off fingerprints to avoid identification

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -Authorities in Florida say a man tried to chew off his own fingerprints to avoid being identified by police.

Posted by Lee County Sheriff's Office on Friday, July 31, 2015

Kenzo Roberts, 20, was pulled over on July 30, 2015, while allegedly driving a 2015 Mercedes that had been reported stolen, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said Roberts had a fake driver's license, a concealed weapon and three fraudulent credit cards.

Roberts was detained in a patrol vehicle, where he can be seen on video released by the Sheriff's Office apparently attempting to remove his own fingerprints by biting his skin and rubbing his fingers against metal fencing.

Despite his efforts, a fingerprint scanner was still able to identify Roberts, according to the Sheriff's Office. He had two felony warrants out for his arrest, on charges related to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The additional charges Roberts now face include grand theft auto, possession of a counterfeit credit card and possession of a concealed firearm, the Sheriff's Office said in a press release.

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