A Florida suspect was caught on camera while sitting in the back of a patrol car attempting to chew off his fingertips to avoid being identified, but his execution was in vain, according to NBC2.
On Friday, a Lee County police officer pulled over a 2015 Mercedes that was driving on State Road 82 after learning it had been reported stolen. When the officer approached the vehicle, 20-year-old Kenzo Roberts was behind the wheel, but police officials were unaware as he handed the officer a fake identification card with a fake name.
Roberts was later placed under arrest when the officer discovered a concealed firearm in the vehicle as well as counterfeit credit cards. While in the back of the police car, Roberts was caught on camera attempting to destroy his identity before Lee County police officials fingerprinted him.
The three-minute-and-30-second video shows Roberts nervously chewing away at his fingertips and eating his own flesh, including rubbing his fingertips against the cage. He would constantly look around for police to ensure he was in the clear, but unbeknownst to him, he was being recorded the entire time.
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Once they arrived at the police station for fingerprinting and booking, it was proven that his disturbing plan to remove his fingertips by chewing them off was all in vain. The fingerprint scanner was still able to identify the suspect as Kenzo Roberts of Lee County, according to ABC13.
Not only did Roberts allegedly steal the 2015 Mercedes, but the fingerprint scanner revealed that he had two felony warrants for his arrest for an aggravated assault charge. Apparently, he attacked an individual with a deadly weapon while in Broward County.
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When Lee County police contacted the border patrol, it was discovered that Roberts was also in the United States illegally.
The suspect is currently being held at the Lee County jail facing a slew charges, such as “three counts of possession of a counterfeit credit card, 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.”
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