Donald Pugh
Donald Pugh taunts the police with a photo of himself to the Lima Police DepartmentLima Police Department

Ohio fugitive Donald "Chip" Pugh, who sent police a taunting "selfie" to replace his mugshot, was arrested on 12 January in Florida. The 45-year-old was arrested in the town of Century after someone tipped off police, according to the Escambia County, Florida Sheriff's Office, which got a thank you note from the Lima police department who were after him.

Pugh became international news when he sent police a selfie to replace the mugshot authorities had released. He captioned the new photo: "Here is a better photo, that one is terrible." Lima Police then released Pugh's selfie mugshot along with his official photo on its Facebook page.

Pugh is also a person of interest in several other cases, including being wanted for arson and vandalism. After releasing the photo from Pugh, Lima Police wrote: "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."

In an interview with a radio station, Pugh reportedly said: "Man, they just did me wrong. They put a picture that made me look like I was a Thundercats or something."

The fugitive said that when he was released by the police, he decided he did not want to attend his scheduled court appearances.

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, 12 January 2016