PHOTO | I'm a fugitive? 1st let me take a selfie

Posted at 4:11 PM, Jan 11, 2016

A fugitive on the run couldn't help himself when he decided to send police a selfie because he didn't approve of his mugshot. 

Lima Police Department posted information on its Facebook page regarding Donald A. 'Chip' Pugh, 45, who has an active warrant out for his arrest and is wanted for failing to appear in court. Police said Pugh is also wanted for arson and vandalism. 


There is an active warrant for the arrest of Donald A "Chip" Pugh, age 45 of Lima, for Failure to Appear. Mr. Pugh is...

Posted by Lima Police Department on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The interesting part of Pugh's story is connected to his mugshot. Lima police shared his mugshot on social media and, in return, Pugh sent the department a 'selfie,' pictured below and in the player above, because he didn't like his mugshot. He said in a message to police, "Here is a better photo that one is terrible."

Police 'thanked' Pugh over Facebook for sending the photo, but said it would be appreciated if he would speak with police regarding his charges. 



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 speak to us at the LPD about his charges.

Posted by Lima Police Department on Wednesday, January 6, 2016



According to, the man said this to Phil Austin and Ryan Staley on 104.9 FM about his mugshot:

“Man, they just did me wrong,” Pugh told the radio hosts. “They put a picture that made me look like I was a Thundercat or something.”