​Man with 86-cm nails unable to get fingerprints scanned for new ID – VnExpress International


By Thuy Quynh  &nbspApril 7, 2021 | 09:00 pm GMT+7


A man in northern Nam Dinh Province has been told to come back later for a new ID card after his long nails prevented officials from scanning his fingerprints.

A photo of Luu Cong Huyen, 63, has been shared widely on social media showing a police officer trying to get his fingerprints. While the scanning normally takes two minutes or less, Huyen was unable to get it done after nearly half an hour of rolling his fingers back and forth.

He has not cut his fingernails for 40 years, and they have now grown to a gargantuan 20-86 centimeters.

Huyen went to the People’s Committee office in Giao Yen Commune in Giao Thuy District last Sunday to get a new ID card made.

He said: “The police officers failed to get my fingerprints scanned since my nails are long and arched. If I am not careful, they would break.”

A policeman in Nam Dinh Province assists Luu Cong Huyen in getting fingerprints scanned. Photo acquired by VnExpress.  ​Man with 86-cm nails unable to get fingerprints scanned for new ID - VnExpress International 5 4 sang 3 6734 1617636158 161 7011 9161 1617767032

A policeman in Nam Dinh Province assists Luu Cong Huyen in getting fingerprints scanned. Photo courtesy of Giao Thuy District police.

“Many people tell me to cut them saying they look disgusting, but I’ll fall sick immediately if I do it. Recently I felt unwell after a bit broke off a nail.”

While some people think such long and tangled nails mean Huyen cannot do any work, he is in fact a mason.

“My hands are covered with cement and so it looks dirty. I do not dare clean them since if I wet the nails they will crumple like instant noodles and peel off.

“I don’t even dare to go to a crowded place or outside when it rains. Every time I take a bath, I have to ask my wife for help.”

The Giao Thuy District police said: “Since the government requires every citizen to make a new ID card with an embedded chip, we will consider how to help him at a later time.”

e.VnExpress

What's Your Reaction?

Cry Cry
0
Cry
Cute Cute
0
Cute
Damn Damn
0
Damn
Dislike Dislike
0
Dislike
Like Like
0
Like
Lol Lol
0
Lol
Love Love
0
Love
Win Win
0
Win
WTF WTF
0
WTF

Comments 0

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

​Man with 86-cm nails unable to get fingerprints scanned for new ID – VnExpress International

log in

Become a part of our community!

reset password

Back to
log in
Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Open List
Open List
Ranked List
Ranked List
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF