Man Suspected Of Burning Fingertips To Hide Fingerprints - Tucson News Now

Man Suspected Of Burning Fingertips To Hide Fingerprints

From The KOLD News 13 Newsroom

Border Patrol Agents caught a convicted sex offender trying to sneak in the U.S. Wednesday at 7:30 p.m, according to authorities.

Border Patrol Agents say they arrested Mateo Cruz- Cruz after he jumped a fence east of Douglas.

Agents report when they were processing Cruz- Cruz they noticed Cruz- Cruz had burned his fingertips trying to hide hi s fingerprints. Agents were able to get his fingerprints.

Border Patrol Agents found he had been convicted of sexual assault of a minor in Iowa in 2004.

 

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