Florida fugitive chews off fingertips to hide identity

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TALLMADGE, Ohio -- A Florida fugitive chewed off his fingertips during a traffic stop in Ohio to try and keep officers from figuring out his identity, according to police.

Kirk Kelly was charged with felony counts of tampering and obstructing official business and misdemeanor counts of falsification and resisting arrest, according to NBC Miami.

Kelly and 10 others were arrested last weekend when officers thought they smelled drugs coming from the vehicle they were riding in.

When questioned, Kelly gave officers several false names.

Officers were eventually able to figure out his identity using photos of his tattoos, which were provided by police in Florida.

They then discovered he was wanted in Florida on firearms and drug charges.

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