LIMA, Ohio — A Lima man wanted by police sent investigators a selfie after seeing his “terrible” mugshot posted on social media.
“Here is a better photo, that one is terrible,” Donald “Chip” Pugh said in a message to police.
Pugh, 45, is wanted for failing to appear in court. He is also a person of interest in a number of crimes including arson and vandalism, the Lima Police Departmentsaid on Facebook.
Pugh is disheveled and sports a cheesy grin in his mugshot. His preferred photo shows him sharply dressed, well-groomed and wearing sunglasses.
An all-time move from Chip Pugh here. It’s like he’s running his own personal real life criminal Facebook profile. Don’t like a picture you’re tagged in? Unflattering angle with a double chin? Untag yourself. Don’t like your mugshot? Send in a different one. We all do it on social media, Chip just did it in real life as he’s wanted by police. Boss move.
Really it’s not any different than you picking the best looking pic for your Facebook profile either. Unfortunately for Chip, mugshots last forever. That’s why my man had to take matters into his own hands and send in his most fire looking selfie. Can’t have a bad mugshot pop up when prospective girlfriends Google your name in a few years. Gotta look good for the people who might come across your name on the Internet.
UPDATE: He got caught.
Hopefully this doesn’t start a trend among criminals because otherwise we wouldn’t have gems like these: