Man Didn’t Like His Mugshot, So He Sent Police A ‘Better’ Selfie

“They put a picture that made me look like I was a Thundercat or something,” wanted man, Donald “Chip” Pugh, told a local radio station.


You know that feeling of rage and helplessness when someone posts a rather hideous photo of you on Facebook and you can’t remove  it.

Well, a vain fugitive in Ohio went through something similar.

When the Lima Police Department posted two rather unflattering mugshots of Donald “Chip” Pugh on social media, asking public to help track him down, the man in question sent the department a selfie showing off his “better side.”

Donald “Chip” Pugh

Pugh, who was apparently offended by the police photos, skipped his court appearance for a drunk driving charge and was sought in connection with several crimes – including arson and vandalism.

However, fortunately for him, the cops fulfilled his demand and posted his suave selfie on their Facebook page.

“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 department wrote below the image.

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Pugh’s plight has since gone viral, turning him into somewhat of a “hometown hero” who has vowed to continue eluding authorities.

“Man, they just did me wrong,” the 45-year-old said in a radio interview. “They put a picture that made me look like I was a Thundercat or something.”

He also claimed to be “having fun” with his newfound popularity.

“When I was a little kid, my grandmother told me a bedtime story,” he added. “My hero was this character who used to say, ‘Run, run, fast as you can. You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man.’”

Pugh’s fan following also seems to have skyrocketed, as someone has even set up a fan page called “Free Chip Pugh.”

“He's drawing more attention to himself, which is going to make it easier for us to locate him, because the more attention that this post garners, the more people are going to see it, the more tips are going to come in about this guy,” Lt. Andy Green said in an interview with the local media. “So our hope at this point is that he will come to his senses and turn himself in and stop making this worse for himself.”

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