Man Turns Himself In To Get Bad Mugshot Taken Down


{South Wales Police via Facebook and Independent.co.uk]


Wayne Esmonde hates his mugshot photo! And really, who can blame him? 

So when police in Wales posted it on Facebook after an arrest warrant was issued for him, he actually responded to the police and asked them to take the "not... very flattering" mugshot down. They worked out a deal to take down the photo if he turned himself in.

He's that embarrassed over a mugshot?

This isn't unprecedented actually. Here are a couple more examples from the story in The Independent:

Last year, in Australia, a teenager didn't like the photo a TV station had posted of her. So she uploaded a more flattering one to their Facebook page and asked them to use that instead. 


And here is their original Facebook post:

 

It also happened in Ohio, where a fugitive sent police a selfie, asking them to use the "better photo." He was after soon after. 

Look, I get it. We all have unflattering photos around. We're pretty sure the main reason drivers' licenses exist is to keep our egos in check. But when you're on the run from the law, your photo probably shouldn't be a top priority. 

Just remember that if you commit a crime, you'll usually be caught. And at the very least, police will put out the worst possible photo of you imaginable. 

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