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Fugitive who sent cops selfie to use for wanted post is arrested

January 13, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Fugitive who sent cops selfie to use for wanted post is arrested

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LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A self-absorbed fugitive, who sent Ohio Police a selfie because he wasn’t happy with the mugshot they used on “wanted notices,” has been arrested in the Florida panhandle.

Authorities in Century, Florida apprehended Donald “Chip” Pugh on Tuesday on a warrant for failing to appear for a court date on a drunk driving arrest.

Officials are also holding Pugh on an additional warrant out of Georgia and is suspected in several other cases, including for arson and vandalism.

The Lima Police Department issued two wanted mugshots photos to the public asking for information that could lead to his arrest.

However, Pugh was unhappy with the pictures used and decided to send police selfies showing him posing while sitting in a car.

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

The police department took the liberty of posting his new mugshot, which shows Pugh smiling after his arrest in Florida on its Facebook page.

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

Pugh even had an interview with a radio station, telling 104.9 FM, “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.”

Pugh added, “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.”

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