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Ohio fugitive sends police selfies because he didn’t like his mugshot photos

January 12, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Ohio fugitive sends police selfies because he didn’t like his mugshot photos

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A self-absorbed fugitive in Ohio was so unhappy with the unflattering mugshots police sent out, he decided to send them a “better photo” to use.

Police in Lima issued an arrest warrant for 45-year-old Chip Pugh after he failed to appear for his court appearance on a drunk driving arrest. The Lima Police Department issued two wanted mugshots photos asking help from the public to track him down.

Apparently, Pugh wasn’t happy with the pictures, so he decided to send the cops a selfie showing him posing sitting in a car.

“Here is a better photo that one is horrible,” He wrote a message along with the picture of him looking like a smooth operator in a plaid suit jacket and donning gold-rimmed aviators.

Since then, Pugh’s vowed to continue eluding law enforcement after his story went viral.

He even decided to call into a radio station for an interview. “When I was a little kid, my grandmother told me a bedtime story, 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,” he told 104.9 FM.

Since the story broke, the wanted man has garnered fans to start a “Free Chip Pugh” Facebook page with 355 followers.

Pugh added in the interview, “it went viral in a way that I started having fun with it. I am now a hometown hero; now I have to run with it.”

Police said Pugh is also a suspect in other cases including one for vandalism and arson

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