The original photos received with disapproval from Mr. Pugh:
Just cause you're on the run, doesn't mean you stop caring about the looks--good and bad.
"This photo was sent to us by Mr Pugh himself," Lima Police Department wrote in a post.
"Man, they just did me wrong," Mr Pugh disclosed while on an Ohio radio station about why he sent the selfie in the first place.
"They put a picture out that made me look like I was a Thundercat... or James Brown on the run. I can't do that.
Fans of this madness even banded together to pitch their efforts together, and start up a Facebook page for Pugh.