I’ve never taken a good photograph for my driver’s license, so I do understand how a poorly photographed moment can mar a person’s long term appearance.
But, I’ve always accepted it as one of the many expenses associated with driving a vehicle.
Recently, though, an Ohio man apparently decided that image is everything and when a police department posted his less than flattering mugshot the man on the run decided they needed an updated photo.
According to The Washington Post, after 45-year-old Donald “Chip” Pugh, wanted by the Lima Police Department on a Failure to Appear warrant, saw his mugshot online he submitted a selfie with a note that read, “Here is a better photo that one is terrible.” Lima police promptly posted the new image on their Facebook page with a note that read,
“We thank him for being helpful, but now we would appreciate it if he would come speak to us at the LPD about his charges.”
Pugh then was heard on a local radio station playing up how the police ‘did him wrong’ by posting the unflattering mugshot — even joking with the DJs about his exact location.
It all backfired, of course, Pugh was arrested the following day in Florida. The arresting department added a new mugshot with the caption,
“How’s this photo Donald Pugh? #thanksfortheselfie”