LEE COUNTY, FL (WTXL) -- Often times criminals do desperate things to avoid getting caught.
One desperate man in Lee County tried to chew of his own finger prints in hopes that deputies wouldn't find out his true identity, and of course the whole thing was caught on camera.
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.