Which Famous Criminal Tried to Burn Off His Fingerprints With Acid Only to Have Them Grow Back a Few Years Later?

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John Dillinger was the famous criminal who tried to burn his fingerprints off with acid. At first it seemed like the stunt was successful, but there were still faint ridge markings that were visible once his fingertips began to heal.

John Dillinger was one of the most notorious bank robbers in American history. He was often called a modern-day Robin Hood during the Great Depression because he stole money from most of the banks that were capitalizing on the demise of the American population. He robbed 11 different banks and escaped from jail three different times during the course of his career.