Ohio man who sent selfie to police arrested in Florida

(Reuters) – An Ohio man wanted for drunk driving who sent police a more flattering photo of himself because he did not like his mug shot has been arrested in Florida, police said.

Donald "Chip" Pugh is pictured in this undated booking photo (L), and in a selfie, provided by the Lima Police Department in Lima, Ohio January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Lima Police Department/Handout via Reuters
Donald “Chip” Pugh is pictured in this undated booking photo (L), and in a selfie, provided by the Lima Police Department in Lima, Ohio January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Lima Police Department/Handout via Reuters

“How’s this photo Donald Pugh?” asked the Escambia County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office on its Facebook page, showing the suspect’s new, broadly smiling mug shot. “Maybe that selfie helped people identify you better?”

Pugh, 45, had posted a photo of himself wearing sunglasses in a car after he saw the two mug shots that the Lima, Ohio, police department had posted on its Facebook page.

“Here is a better photo that one is terrible,” Pugh wrote when he sent in the selfie.

Pugh was arrested in Century, Florida, on Tuesday morning thanks to a tip, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said.