A wanted man who police in Ohio said sent them a selfie because he didn’t like the mugshot that had been made public was arrested in Florida Tuesday morning.
The Lima News reported that Donald “Chip” Pugh, 45, was arrested outside a public library in Century, Fla., just across the border from Alabama.
Pugh gained notoriety last week after police in Lima said he sent them a selfie showing him in a sport coat and sunglasses to replace the mugshot police had made public. The selfie was accompanied by a message saying “Here is a better photo that one is terrible.”
The Lima Police Department shared the new photo, saying “We thank [Pugh] for being helpful, but now we would appreciate it if he would come speak to us at the LPD about his charges.”
Pugh had been wanted in Ohio for failure to appear at a scheduled Dec. 28 court hearing in Lima in connection with a drunk-driving charge. The Lima News reported the Pugh said he simply “chose not to go” to the hearing.
It was not immediately clear what Pugh was wanted for in Georgia. Police in Ohio told the Associated Press that Pugh is a person of interest in several other cases.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.