Criminal on Run asks for Better Mug Shot. Police Promptly Reply.

Social media conscious man on the run Daniel Damon was less than pleased when he saw a Facebook user post an unflattering photograph of him. The twist – It was a mugshot by Victoria Police of Australia appealing for his whereabouts.

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According to Victoria police, Damon is currently in hiding after a no-show at a bail hearing relating to traffic and drug matters. However like any self-respecting criminal he didn’t want his moment in the limelight tinged with a badly lit, dazed looking picture.

So he politely asked the police if they could use a better one:

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The canny officer in charge of the Facebook account was quick enough to respond with a witty  message suggesting he visits a local law enforcement station to have his mug shot renewed. Unfortunately for the officers though, Damon isn’t that naive and says he needs to sort out some personal matters as well as arrange a lawyer first – ah, the leisurely life of being on the run.

Other mugshots have made the news recently, most notably the handsome Jeremy Meeks who wooed hearts globally before being offered a modelling contract off the back of his naughty past. Somehow I don’t think Danny Damon is going to be afforded the same luxury with his, although his social media prowess may open other doors.

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The front lighting on the subject is particularly bad, so I guess Damon does have a point.


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