UPDATE: Donald Pugh has been arrested and taken into custody. He was arrested in Century, Florida on Tuesday on a warrant from Georgia.
A man from Lima, Ohio, who is wanted by the police, saw his mugshot on TV. According to The Register on Jan. 12, the man decided the mugshot was a terrible photo of him so he takes a selfie and sends it to the police. He added a caption to the selfie saying, “Here is a better photo. That one is terrible.”
Donald A. ‘Chip’ Pugh is shown in these images released by the Lima Police Department on Jan. 6, 2016. (Lima Police Department / Facebook)
The man, Donald “Chip” Pugh, who is 45-years-old, is already wanted by the police not only for failure to appear in court but they are also trying to capture him because he is a man of interest in several other cases including a vandalism case and an arson case.
According to CTV News, Mr. Hugh saw the Facebook post the Lima, Ohio Police Department posted about him being wanted. Pugh got very upset and said they did him wrong by putting a bad photo of him online. According to Pugh, he says they made him look like a “Thundercat or James Brown on the run.” So, he ends up taking a selfie of himself sitting in the driver’s seat of a car, dressed nice but not smiling. He sends this to the police to use as his mugshot instead of the one they originally posted, which he said was a bad picture of him.
The Lima police say there is an active warrant for him for these cases. They said, although they appreciate him sending the selfie to them, which they put up on Facebook along with his mugshot and a picture of him smiling weirdly, they would appreciate it even more if he would turn himself in and get it done.
The Lima Police Department is asking people if they see Pugh, to please call them, the Allen County Sheriff’s Office, the Shawnee County Township Police Department or the Allen County CrimeStoppers to let them know where he is.
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