Houston: A 20-year-old Florida man arrested for driving a stolen Mercedes car tried to avoid being identified by chewing the skin off his fingertips and eating the flesh.
Kenzo Roberts is seen on surveillance video gnawing his fingers, chewing and then swallowing as he sits in the back of a patrol car.
He had been stopped by Lee County Sheriff's deputies for driving a stolen Mercedes. He also had a fake ID, three fake credits cards and a concealed firearm, WPTV reported on Saturday.
Despite his self-mutilation, fingertip scanners quickly identified the suspect. Roberts was also wanted on a warrant from Broward County for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, New York Daily News reported.
He was charged with three counts of possessing a fake credit card, grand theft auto, possession of a concealed weapon, driving with a suspended license and giving false ID to a law enforcement officer.
The US Border Patrol said Roberts was in the country illegally.