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Police: Mass. Suspect Cut Fingers To Hide ID

The AP via YellowBrix

December 15, 2009

BOSTON – Police say a Boston man wanted for drug trafficking tried to conceal his identity by cutting the tips of his fingers to hide the prints. State Police spokesman David Procopio said Monday that Francis Viliar admitted to police that he paid someone $400 to slice off the fleshy pads at the ends of his fingers.

Massachusetts Policing

The 36-year-old was arrested Friday after state police pulled him over for speeding in Brockton. He was charged with giving a false name and carrying a dangerous weapon.

During booking, officers discovered that his fingertips were covered in scar tissue. FBI specialists were still able to identify Viliar, who had 13 warrants, using ridges from the prints.

Viliar’s attorney, Lawrence Perlmutter, declined to comment late Monday.

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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    No guts no SKIN...

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    ppd_130

    over 4 years ago

    34 Comments

    Let this be a lesson, kids. Just because we saw it on tv or in a movie or someone says, "Hey, this worked for my cousin!" doesn't necessarily mean it works. The news media and Hollywood lie to us alllllll the time, as much as I hate to ruin it for some of y'all.

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    Slappy23

    over 4 years ago

    158 Comments

    Wouldnt it of been easier to have just worn gloves when committing a crime? I guess if he was a genius he wouldnt be a criminal or in prison

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    CAREBEAR911

    over 4 years ago

    192 Comments

    wow.. Wouldn't that make it difficult to pass the DUI roadside agility finger test 12345 54321

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    MIKIESPLACE

    over 4 years ago

    1366 Comments

    TO BAD THEY DIDNT TELL POOR OLE FRANCIS THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS A NEW PROCEDURE FOR DNA TESTING THAT INVOLVES PECKER PRINTS-MAYBE HE'D HAVE SHAVED OFF ALITTLE OF MR HAPPY AS WELL.

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    436

    over 4 years ago

    574 Comments

    I'd cut off each finger for way less than $400.......Job security in action!

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    DarkBlue

    over 4 years ago

    4880 Comments

    Hey Francis.........Next time cut your head off also........I hear that works better. LOL

    Dumbass

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    RescueNanny

    over 4 years ago

    2646 Comments

    Wonder if he go the idea after watching television or a movie. Ya gotta love stupid criminals!

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    ksphatcop

    over 4 years ago

    1744 Comments

    Cases like this make me rethink the idea of implanting RFID in people for quick ID's.

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    hbg522

    over 4 years ago

    7006 Comments

    how did that work for him? not too good! haha!

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    grant319

    over 4 years ago

    1208 Comments

    All that for nothing.

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    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    10910 Comments

    Stupid is as stupid does .......

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    DStike

    over 4 years ago

    430 Comments

    i guess he has never seen the newer Gone in 60 Seconds...you gotta get those pads that have Elvis' fingerprints!

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    USvapd1919

    over 4 years ago

    156 Comments

    What an idiot, Still got caught.

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    rtg513

    over 4 years ago

    532 Comments

    i 'll do it for $ 300.00 !

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