Who says wanted criminals have no choice? Well this one does. Donald “Chip” Pugh, a wanted man by the police in Ohio, decided to send the police a cute copy of his selfie to replace the one he referred to as “Terrible” mugshot which they posted on Facebook for his search.
Report reaching us says the mugshot posted by the Lima Police department on its Facebook page did not get a ” like” from Pugh, 45, who felt it made him look like a “Thundercat”. Pugh then sent the police a selfie of himself, sitting in a car wearing sunglasses, with a caption: “Here is a better photo. That one is terrible.”
Authorities say Pugh has two “failure to appear” charges – one related to operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and another for a domestic violence case. Police are also looking to speak to him as a person of interest in another investigation.
The fugitive also carried out an interview with Ohio radio station ‘The Eagle’, in which he claimed Lima police “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”.
In response to his request, Lima Police Department added the new picture thanking him for the effort he made in providing them a better picture and also urged him to report to them.
“we thank him for being helpful, but now we would appreciate it if he would come speak to us a the Lima Police Department about his charges.”
The Police are however happy on how the picture post sent has gone viral. To them, it will hasten the search on Mr. Donald. “He’s not ‘El Chapo,’ he’s just a random dude in Lima that we have warrants on.” says the police.
At the time of this post, Pugh had yet to turn himself in to the authorities.