A man wanted by authorities in Ohio who was unhappy with how his earlier mug shot made him appear sent police a selfie that he believed was more flattering, police said Tuesday.
Donald “Chip” Pugh, 45, who is wanted for Failure to Appear, told the Lima Police Department last week that he didn’t like the photos police used on its Facebook page. Pugh took matters into his own hands and sent police a selfie taken from a driver’s seat. He is wearing a beige polo shirt and sunglasses.
“It’s a situation where he’s making it worse than it needs to be,” Lt. Andy Green, the police department’s public relations officer, said. Green pointed out that Pugh faces a misdemeanor warrant and the mug shot posted on the police Facebook page would have been seen by 200 people. “Now it’s gone viral,” he said.
Pugh has yet to talk with police about the arrest warrant, authorities said.
“We thank him for being helpful, but now we would appreciate it if he would come speak to us at the LPD about his charges,” police said.