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Whether it is possible to deceive dactyloscopy?

on October 31, 1941 near the city of Austin (State of Texas) the police patrol stopped the high intelligent blonde of years 22 - 23. Contrary to the American tradition to carry with itself documents everywhere, at the young man was not at itself nothing from what could confirm his personality.

But it is still half-troubles - at it it did not appear at itself and the registration " card; Selective " service; (this organization is urged to monitor carrying out in life of the law on a compulsory military service, in Europe war was well under way), and it pulled on serious violation. Perhaps, this blonde was a deserter...

Instead of patterns - emptiness...

of the Young man who was called Robert Pitts detained and delivered to Austin. Here in dactyloscopic bureau it is had to to skate fingers to identify the personality, and at the same time and to find out as far as it is law-abiding...

The employee of bureau knurled paint on finger-tips of one hand, then printed them on a usual dactyloscopic card. Then the same manipulation was done with fingers of the second hand. Robert Pitts did not show the slightest degree of concern...

When prints of all 10 fingers were ready, the employee of bureau brought cards to eyes. And in the same second this the man elderly already shuddered as from an electric discharge - on one of prints there were no papillary lines! Or in other words - a pattern! Prints were smooth as though they were skated from a billiard ball!

- It is impossible! - the employee jumped up on a chair, - each person has papillary lines! Why they are absent at you?

- I do not know, - indifferently the detainee shrugged shoulders, - I even native mother cannot ask about it, she in pastures of Heaven is treated already very long ago with apples...

There were always enough sly fellows Pitts`s

urgently took away in a chamber, and the employee of bureau invited to himself the chief of a police station. That arrived immediately.

- I cannot identify the personality of this person, - the owner of an office perplexed said.

- As it I cannot ? It is your work!

- Papillary lines are absent at all, and without them identification is impossible!

- you sometime faced similar cases?

- Devil take it, no!

- And can be, it just cut off them?

- you, probably, is not aware of Karpis and Barker`s business? These two gangsters in 1934 decided to cut off skin from finger-tips and trusted in certain doctor Joseph Moeran. That without any anesthesia cut off them skin from finger-tips, pain was terrible! The wife of one of gangsters looked after them on the kept dark apartment within four weeks, alleviating their suffering morphine. But a month later Karpis and Barker to the horror found out that these sufferings were vain. On zazhivlenny fabric former papillary lines anew appeared. Soon after that they thanked doctor Moeran: gave to drink him to an unconsciousness, brought to Lake Michigan and drowned.

- And whether it is possible to burn out papillary lines? For example, acid...

- Was also such handyman, he was called John Dillindzher to whom the selling plastic surgeon burned out finger-tips acid. But, as well as in the first option as soon as skin on small pillows was restored, on it were distinctly shown old papillary lines.

Alien? The trace remained...

- But and in our case! You understand, than emergence of ways to deceive dactyloscopy threatens?! All card file of prints then should be thrown out, from it will be to even less sense, than from a tire trace on soft soil! There is a wish to think that our detainee as there him are Robert Pitts - not the alien! there is no

- Yes, apparently, it the ordinary person. Give, I will more attentively look in what a hitch...

In a minute the employee joyfully exclaimed: Is! I and knew that in it there is nothing supernatural. You see, thin lines, they are noticeable only under a microscope. These are scars from plastic surgery. Here only to it replaced skin not from fingers as it was in a case with Ges Uinkler, and not from palms. If to consider that others skin on finger-tips gets accustomed hardly, then, obviously, his skin was taken. Here only from what part of the body?! .

is it is simple to establish, - the supervising foreman was delighted, - it is enough to undress of him and to examine attentively...

When Robert was undressed, found hardly noticeable traces from wounds, on five pieces from kazhy side of a thorax.

- Devil take it, - the employee of bureau amazed up to the soul depth exclaimed again. - To it at first replanted fingers to own breast, and then accurately cut off with breast skin. That is why skin on finger-tips has no papillary patterns! To the person to whom such most difficult operation is performed - is what to hide from police!

But the person who was called Pitts, and did not think to cooperate with police. Asked it from fifty questions, but did not receive on one of them the answer! Considering the fact that he did not commit any crime at the time of detention, cops should apologize to the guy and release it back home.

How many to a string to curl... They so were not going to do

, trying to pump over hundreds of cases which at us in Russia call visyakam . Suddenly somewhere it will be possible to hook on a thread tip? Only police officers had several hours...

Anyway, but police officers brilliantly coped with this task. They established that in 1932 in the State of Virginia the teenager was arrested for stealing of the car. For these nine years it repeatedly appeared in various prisons. Cops had to interrogate tens of criminals serving sentence with the person whose real name was Robert Filipps. Someone from them dropped that once Filipps mentioned about dock with which it is always possible to resolve delicate questions. He lives somewhere in the state New - Jersey.

After a while found also the doctor - Leopold William Augustus Brandenburg living in the Union - City, the state New - Jersey. It was the stout person, with the small, swum-away fat eyes, wearing glasses without frame, with unhealthy complexion. Besides dock limped on one leg. It was included in the criminal chronicle more than once, but it was not possible to incriminate him participation in crimes still...

FBI agents got down to business. They - that also untwisted Brandenburg. He confessed that Filipps addressed to it with an unusual request in May, 1941. And one more interesting detail: on replacement of small pillows of fingers on each hand three weeks left on average...

Both accomplices - Filipps and Brandenburg - went to jail for many years. What with them was become farther - there is no mention. And the well-known head of FBI Edgar Hoover in 15 years, in 1956, finished number fingers in a card file to 141 million cards. At the same time, as it was not less scrupulously counted: at least prints on 112 million cards belonged to the honest citizens never violating the law. How many among them was children and old men, data did not remain...