Fugitive who sent police selfie to replace ‘terrible’ mugshot arrested in Florida

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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.

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1 Response to Fugitive who sent police selfie to replace ‘terrible’ mugshot arrested in Florida

  1. flee says:

    Stupid is as Stupid does.
    I guess if your going to go to prison you might as well look good.
    Heck I’m gonna send a new picture to replace my old mugshot.
    I never liked it anyway. I looked to confused and angry.
    This next ones gonna be pimpin.
    Good thing this guy is only a person of interest.
    Cause if he was a suspect….they would have caught his dmbass already.

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