Fugitive who sent police a selfie is arrested again

The Ohio fugitive who disliked the mugshot police were using of him so much that he sent them a selfie has been arrested.

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Police arrested Donald Pugh in Escambia County, Florida.

Pugh, 45, was wanted in Ohio for failing to appear in court on a DUI charge. He is also being held on a warrant out of Georgia and is a person of interest in other cases involving vandalism and arson.

"I had to go to court on December 28, and I just chose not to go," Pugh called in and told a local radio station.

Lima police said Pugh sent them a picture of himself saying, "Here's a better photo. That one is terrible." In the photo, Pugh faced the camera from the driver's seat of a car while wearing sunglasses and a blazer.

He also told radio hosts that he chose to smile for his initial mugshot because he refused to take a "mean mugshot."

"When I got arrested, I had never been arrested on a misdemeanor," he told the jockeys. "So, I went in there and I was happy. I was smiling when the officers booked me in. They were like, 'Why are you smiling?' I'm like, 'Cause I'm gonna walk out of jail in a minute. I'm so happy.'"

Now, police have added a new mugshot to Pugh's police photo album.

"Thanks to the power of social media and tips called in to authorities, we have learned that Donald 'Chip' Pugh has been arrested by the Escambia County Sheriff's Office in Florida," Lima PD wrote on Facebook. "Thank you to Escambia County and to those who provided information and continue to support law and order."

The post of Pugh's provided selfie was liked more than 3,000 times on Facebook.

He can be seen smiling again in his most recent mugshot.

Thanks to the power of social media & tips called into authorities, we have learned that Donald Chip Pugh has been...

Posted by Lima Police Department on Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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

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

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