Fugitive Sends Selfie To Cops After Being On The Run Since 2016
FUGITIVE SENDS SELFIE TO COPS – We all have bad pictures, as such, we’d want to make a redo whenever we get a bad one. But, what happens when that particular photo is your mugshot?
Bacsk in 2016, police had an arrest warrant for Donald “Chip” Pugh” after failing to appear on court. Apparently, Pugh was supposed to have his trial for driving under the influence.
Since then, the authorities have been on the look out for Pugh. But, the man became as illusive as a mythological creature.
Then one day, the local police of Lima, Ohio posted the mugshot of Pugh on its Facebook page warning the public that he was wanted. However, upon seeing the photo, Pugh himself contacted the police and sent his own selfie. He said:
“Here is a better photo that one is terrible”.
Following this, the Lima police confirmed that it was Mr. Pugh who sent them the photo. Afterward, they posted a follow-up post saying: “We thank him for being helpful, but now we would appreciate it if he would come to speak to us about his charges“.
The interaction between the cops and Pugh quickly went viral. Still, Pugh wasn’t finished. He contacted the local radio station where he explained to the hosts why he sent the photo. “Man, they just did me wrong”, he said. “They put a picture out that made me look like I was a Thundercat… or James Brown on the run. I can’t do that“, the wanted man added.
Unfortunately for Pugh, his 15 minutes in the spotlight quickly faded after he was caught by police through the power of social media. Police said they received tips about Pugh’s whereabouts in Columbus, Georgia.
“Thank you to Escambia County & to those who provided information and continue to support law and order”, the police said. Now, Pugh can finally retake the mugshot that he despised and serve his sentence.
Here is his new photo – all smiles and no regrets.
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