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Fugitive Who Hated His Mugshot and Sent Cops a New Photo is Arrested in Florida


An Ohio fugitive who hated his mugshot so much he sent cops a new photo has been arrested.

Lima, Ohio police say Donald Pugh was arrested Tuesday in the far west Florida panhandle near the Alabama border, the Associated Press reports. Pugh is being held on another warrant out of Georgia, according to arrest records.

The 45-year-old was wanted by Lima PD when they received a photo of the fugitive from the man himself.

"Here is a better photo, that one is terrible," Pugh wrote along with his message, Lima PD says.

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The Lima Police responded to Pugh's message with a Facebook post of their own.

"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," read the post.

It was unclear why Pugh was wanted by Georgia police. 

According to Lima police, Pugh has a warrant for Failure to Appear. He's also wanted for questioning about his potential involvement in other cases, they say.

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In the original mugshot police posted, the one he so hated, a bleary-eyed Pugh shoots a goofy grin to the camera.

In the photo Pugh sent, he's replaced the grin with a more reserved expression and sports a tweed jacket and dark shades.

In what may have been an attempt at compromise by the Lima PD, a third photo--one that also appears to be a mugshot, in which Pugh stares blankly ahead--was posted by the department.

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