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A fugitive upset over his mugshot sends selfie to police. (WTVD)


A man Ohio police say sent them a selfie because he didn't like the mugshot they were using has been arrested in the Florida panhandle.

Lima police say Donald "Chip" Pugh was arrested Tuesday in Century, Florida, and is being held on another warrant out of Georgia.

The police department has posted on its Facebook page a new mugshot of a smiling Pugh after his arrest in Florida.

Police in Ohio say Pugh also is wanted for failing to appear in court and is a person of interest in several other cases.

Lima police say Pugh sent them a picture of himself in a sport coat and sunglasses along with a message stating, "Here is a better photo that one is terrible."

Pugh can't be reached for comment while he's in custody.


A wanted man's vanity might be the break police need to nab him.

Police in Lima, Ohio say the man sent them a selfie because he hates his mugshot.

Donald A "Chip" Pugh, 45, is wanted by police in connection with several crimes.

After police shared Pugh's mugshot on social media, he sent a new photo with the caption, "Here is a better photo that one is terrible."

The Lima Police Department then shared the new photo of Pugh.

Pugh even called a local radio station where he complained about the mugshot, saying he looked like "Thundercat."
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