A guy called Donald “Chip” Pugh is suspected of vandalism and arson over in the States, but wasn’t happy with the ‘terrible’ mugshot that the police were using on his arrest warrant that was being posted around. Fortunately though, he had a solution for this problem and decided to send them a selfie with the following message:
Police in Lima, Ohio, actually decided to use the photographs to aid their capture of Pugh, posting them on their Facebook page alongside the following message:
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 to speak to us at the Lima Police Department about his charges.
Of course, Chip didn’t find the time to do this, but he did find the time to phone up a local radio station to explain his actions:
Man, they just did me wrong.
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.
He’s got a pretty good point there to be fair – I mean if you’re on the run you obviously want everyone to know what you look like so they can help identify you and turn you in, so he’s definitely winning there. The real story here must be the ineptitude of the Lima police department though – how the hell have they now been able to catch him yet when he’s giving them the most help out of any criminal ever? They must literally be dumber than the cops in Manitowoc County.
Pugh should count himself lucky though – none of his mug shots were as weird/messed up as any of these ones.