Fugitive Man Sends Police a Selfie to Replace his Mug Shot

By Cheri Cheng - 12 Jan '16 17:08PM

A man from Ohio who is currently being sought out by the police has sent them a selfie so that they can replace his mug shots.

Donald "Chip" Pugh, 45, who is wanted for a misdemeanor drunk driving charge, sent the Lima Police Department a picture of himself inside of a car with sunglasses on.

Along with the picture, Pugh wrote, referencing the two other pictures that the police have been circulating on the social media website, "Here is a better photo that one is terrible." The police department has since uploaded that picture on their Facebook page.

The use of Facebook to distribute pictures of wanted people is not uncommon, Lieutenant Andy Green, the spokesman for the police department, said. The fact that a fugitive has sent in a photo is, however.

"We have never had this happen before," Green said reported by Reuters.

In response to the photo, the police stated, "This photo was sent to us by Mr. Pugh himself. 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."

The picture has generated a lot of comments, none of which have lead to the police closer to locating Pugh.

The police currently do not have contact with Pugh, who is a wanted man for failing to show up to court. Despite being wanted, Pugh did an interview with 104.9 Eagle about the selfie.

In the on-air interview, which happened through the phone, Pugh said, according to the Washington Post, "They just did me wrong. They put a picture out that had me looking like I was a Thundercat or somebody, man."

The hosts of the show, Phil Austin and Ryan Staley, attempted to get Pugh's location, but were unsuccessful.

Pugh is also a person of interest in other cases involving arson and vandalism.

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