A man accused of stealing a Mercedes-Benz in Florida thought that the best way to avoid being identified was to gnaw at his fingertips to forgo the fingerprinting process, the Huffington Post reports.
Kenzo Roberts was arrested July 30 after Lee County sheriff’s deputies saw a 2015 Mercedes-Benz automobile that had been reported stolen. According to the Post, authorities discovered that Roberts was using fake identification and carrying a concealed weapon as well as three fraudulent credit cards. He was arrested and put in the back of a patrol car.
Roberts, however, apparently thought he could get a leg up on officers by chewing off his fingertips. Surveillance video caught him casually gnawing at his fingers and rubbing them against the cage in the back of the car. Apparently, according to HuffPost, he did not want to get fingerprinted. Needless to say, he wasn’t successful in his ploy.
Upon scanning his fingers, pollice discovered that the 20-year-old had two felony warrants in Broward County, Fla., regarding an aggravated arrest with a deadly weapon.
Roberts has since been charged with three counts of possessing a counterfeit credit card, grand theft auto, possession of a concealed firearm, possession of a fake driver's license, driving with a suspended license and giving false identification to law enforcement, according to the Orlando Sentinel, HuffPost notes.
Roberts is also reportedly in the country illegally, and Border Patrol has been contacted. He is currently being held at the Lee County Jail on $220,000 bond.
Read more at the Huffington Post.