Fugitive who sent police selfie arrested

Posted at 5:56 AM, Jan 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-13 06:43:28-05

The Ohio fugitive who became a hot topic on social media after he sent police a selfie because he was unimpressed with his mugshot has been arrested in Florida.

Lima police reported on Facebook Tuesday that Donald "Chip" Pugh had been arrested.

Last week, Pugh sent police a selfie after he saw his mugshot posted on the Lima police Facebook page. He called the mugshot "terrible" and said the photo he took himself was better.


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Lima police had originally posted Pugh's mugshot with the hope that the public could help track him down. He was wanted for several cases including arson and vandalism.

Police posted an update on Facebook Tuesday, saying Pugh had been arrested by the Escambia County Sheriff's Office in Florida. He is currently being held for warrants out of Columbus, Ga.



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