A man on the lam from Ohio police saw the photo they’d posted of him on Facebook — in which he wears a cheesy grin and looks for all the world like a down-on-his-luck Carlton Banks — and decided he had to do something about it. Turn himself in? Of course not. He texted them a dapper selfie they could use in their Facebook bulletin about him, along with the message “Here is a better photo that one is terrible.”
Donald “Chip” Pugh, 45, is being sought for failure to appear after a drunk-driving incident, and Lima, Ohio, police also note he’s a person of interest in “several other cases including an arson and vandalism.” The initial photo they posted of him definitely made him look like a man who goes by “Chip,” while the new pic he sent in was more befitting of a “Donald.” Or a “Tony Montana.” That suit! Those sunglasses!
Police seem to think Pugh has more vanity than brains, calling what he did “not very smart.”
“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,” Lieutenant Andy Green of the Lima PD told NBC Chicago.
“I don’t know why he did that,” Green added.
Pugh has told police he’s out of the state, NBC Chicago reported, but the police do not believe him.