January 12, 2016 12:35 AM

To selfie or not to selfie?

Despite it probably being a bad idea, an Ohio fugitive decided to not only take a selfie, but send it to the Lima Police Department as a replacement for his mugshot.

“Here is a better photo that one is terrible,” Donald “Chip” Pugh, 45, said in a screenshotted text message to the police department.

Lima police later shared the message on their Facebook asking for help locating the suspect.

“There is an active warrant for the arrest of Donald A”Chip” Puch, age 45 of Lima, for Failure to Appear,” the post read. “Mr. Pugh is also currently a person of interest in several other cases including an arson and vandalism. If you know the whereabouts of Donald Pugh, please contact the Lima Police Department, the Allen County S.O. or the Shawnee Twp Police Department. You can also contact Allen County CrimeStoppers.”

Once the new photo was received, authorities respected his wishes, sharing the picture alongside his old photos, with the caption, “This photo was sent to us by My. 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.”

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