Ohio Fugitive Doesn’t Like His Mugshot, Sends His Selfie to Police

By Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou is a tech reporter who has written about drones, artificial intelligence, and space exploration.
January 12, 2016 Updated: May 10, 2016

Donald A. “Chip” Pugh wasn’t satisfied with the mugshot that the Lima Police Department in Lima, Ohio, had released to the public when they issued a warrant for his arrest. So he gave them a selfie instead.

“Here is a better photo that one is terrible (sic),” Pugh apparently sent to Lima police in a text that had a picture of himself attached. A screenshot of the text was posted online by the Lima Police Department.

Selfie of Charles Pugh (Lima Police Department)
Selfie of Charles Pugh (Lima Police Department)

“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,” Lima Police wrote.

The warrant for his arrest was issued for an alleged “failure to appear” in court over drunk-driving charges, an officer told ABC News.

Lima Police had posted Pugh’s mugshot on Jan. 6. Pugh texted them his selfie on the same day.

Sending in a selfie apparently wasn’t a great idea, as Pugh was arrested earlier on Tuesday by the Escambia County Sheriffs Office in Florida.

Jonathan Zhou is a tech reporter who has written about drones, artificial intelligence, and space exploration.