(PCM) Can we say vain? An Ohio man by the name of Donald “Chip” Pugh was unhappy with the mugshot of himself that was being circulated by area police, so he sent them a selfie to use instead! Pugh texted the police with a new picture saying “Here is a better photo that one is terrible.”
The Lima Ohio police department responded by thanking Pugh for sending over the new pic and also requesting that he come in and chat with them about his charges. Turns out they really are happy that he sent over the new picture because they claim that by doing so, he is drawing more attention to himself and he will now be much easier for them to locate.
Pugh is wanted for failure to appear in court and for questioning about his involvement in a few other cases that include both vandalism and arson. Despite the fact that Pugh is technically on the run for law enforcement officers he still even took the time to do an interview with a local Ohio radio station to talk about sending the selfie.
Pugh told the station, “They put a picture out that made me look like I was a Thundercat … or James Brown on the run. I can’t do that”. There is now even a Facebook page called “Free Chip Pugh” that has been posting silly memes and updates on Pugh’s whereabouts. Pugh comments that he is a bit surprised that everything has gone viral, but now he is starting to have fun with it and has become a hometown hero of sorts.
The police say that they are still actively searching for Pugh, so they urge anyone that has any information about his whereabouts to please come forward and contact the Lima Police Department.