August 15, 2006

A Question

I've gotta run down to Manatee today and give my fingerprints up for the feebs.

It ain't the first time I've had to get printed... obviously, you're printed when you join the military. But I'm a little curious as to what they're going to find.

Heheheh... no. No criminal records. I've ripped out a chunk of one of my fingers since the last print taking. It looks normal, but you can see the scar. I'm wondering...

Do the whorls, loops, and arches grow back over or on the scar tissue? I realize that there are still nine fingers that will match, but I'm just curious about the one.

Posted by That 1 Guy at August 15, 2006 07:36 AM | TrackBack

Trouble. It's your new middle name. I wondered why there were all these agents hangin' around downtown this week.........

Posted by: Tammi at August 15, 2006 07:52 AM

It depends on how old the scar is. In general, they don't grow back exactly the same...

Posted by: Ogre at August 15, 2006 08:00 AM

while you're at the cop shop getting your hands dirty, don't forget to think of me. i'd insist on a frisking, myself,.

my favorite learned line from cop school, "officer copsucker from the small town pd, let me see your hands" indeed, then we'll talk about the rest.

have fun!!

Posted by: shoe at August 15, 2006 04:35 PM

sounds like you're screwed. Everyone will know that you've been trying to file off your fingerprints like the Kevin Spacey in Se7en.

Posted by: RSM at August 15, 2006 04:42 PM

I'll respectfully disagree with Ogre. If you slice the pad of your finger off, or burn it really bad, after time the prints will return. If you have a perminant scar on one it won't make a big enough difference. It'll just add yet another identifier if they have to match them in the future.

Posted by: Contagion at August 15, 2006 05:03 PM