Thanks to social media, Donald “Chip” Pugh who sent police a selfie because he didn’t like the mugshot they used, has been arrested.
Pugh, 45, was captured on Tuesday in Florida after a tip-off from an unidentified source. The story went viral after he sent police selfie with the caption: “Here is a better photo that one is terrible.”
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office released Pugh’s photos on its Facebook page thanking local police in Florida and credited the arrest to “the power of social media”
“How’s this photo Donald Pugh? On January 6th, theLima Police Department in Ohio, posted a photo of Donald “Chip” Pugh on social media as a wanted person for Failure to Appear. He responded by sending the Lima Police a selfie with the caption, “here is a better photo that one is terrible.”
Around 11:00 Tuesday morning (1/12/16) the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office arrested Pugh in Century, Fl. thanks to a tip. Maybe that selfie helped people identify you better? #thanksfortheselfie #LESM”