“Here is a better photo that one is terrible.” Drunk driving suspect sends police a selfie to replace a mug shot officers released after he skipped his court appearance.
(LIMA POLICE DEPARTMENT VIA NBC) – An Ohio man wanted for drunk driving, unsatisfied with his police mug shot, sent them a photo he felt was more flattering.
Donald “Chip” Pugh, 45, posted a photo of himself wearing sunglasses in a car after he saw the two mug shots the Lima, Ohio, police department had posted on its Facebook page.
“Here is a better photo that one is terrible,” Pugh wrote when he sent in the selfie.
The police last week posted the mug shots after an arrest warrant was issued following Pugh’s failure to appear in court on a misdemeanor drunk driving charge. Pugh is a person of interest in several other cases including an arson and vandalism.
Pugh’s post quickly captured the attention of police.
“He’s drawing more attention to himself, which, is going to make it easier for us to locate him. Because the more attention that this post garners, the, the more people are going to see it, the more tips are going to come in about this case. So our hope at this point is that he will come to his senses and turn himself in and stop making this worse for himself,” Lima Police Lieutenant Andy Green.
Police said Pugh, who could not be reached for comment, is still at large.