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Criminal eats his fingertips in police car to avoid being fingerprinted

By Mason White 2:24 PM August 3, 2015
Kenzo Roberts 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A criminal who was arrested, ate the skin off his fingers in an attempt to avoid being identified.

Then man of Florida, was seen on video ripping off the skin of his fingers as he sat in a patrol car to avoid being identified by police.

Detectives from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, pulled over 20-year-old Kenzo Roberts after he was spotted driving a 2015 Mercedes that had been reported stolen.

After stopping the vehicle, they found Roberts using a fake identification. He was also in possession of a concealed firearm and he had 3 fraudulent credit cards.

Surveillance video from the police car shows Roberts rubbing his finger in the cage before eating pieces of his skin in an effort to remove his fingerprints.

However, his efforts were unsuccessful. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office learned that Roberts has two felony warrants for his arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in Broward County.

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On July 30, 2015, the Lee County Sheriff's Office Highway Interdiction Team encountered a criminal so desperate to not be identified that he chewed off his own finger prints. It all started with a traffic stop on State Road 82. Detectives spotted a 2015 Mercedes which had been reported stolen. Through the course of the investigation it was discovered that the driver, Kenzo Roberts (B/M, DOB 10/28/1994), was using a fraudulent ID, had a concealed firearm, and possessed three fraudulent credit cards. As Roberts was being detained in the back of the patrol vehicle, he attempted to remove his own fingerprints by chewing them off and rubbing them against the cage. A fingerprint scanner quickly identified Roberts and showed two felony warrants for his arrest out of Broward County for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Detectives with the Auto Theft Unit responded and, along with the Interdiction Team, charged Roberts with the following criminal charges: Possession of a Counterfeit Credit Card (3X), Grand Theft Auto, Possession of a Concealed Firearm, Possession of Similitude of a Driver's License, Driving while License Suspended, and False Identification given to law enforcement. Border Patrol was contacted and found that Roberts was in the U.S. illegally.Posted by Lee County Sheriff's Office on Friday, July 31, 2015