Fugitive teen asks authorities to use more flattering ‘wanted’ photo while still on the run
A teenager on the run from police in Australia checked in on social media to ask her pursuers to please use a more flattering image than her mugshot in their search for her.
BuzzFeed News reported Sunday about Sydney teenager Amy Sharp, 18, who escaped police custody on Aug. 19, then commented on a news outlet’s Facebook post calling for citizens to be on the lookout.
Sydney’s Channel 7 News posted late last week about Sharp’s escape from custody, saying, “Police are searching for an escapee who fled from Surry Hills Corrective Services Cell Complex last week. Shortly after 3pm on Friday 19 August 2016, 18-year-old Amy Sharp fled from Corrective Services officers.”
“Amy is considered a low risk to the public and was in custody for property offences. Police have urged members of the public not to approach Amy, but to contact triple zero (000) immediately. Anyone with information on Amy’s whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers,” the post said, which featured mugshots of a bedraggled-looking Sharp wrapped in a pink blanket with bloodshot eyes.
Sharp commented on the post not long after it was published, providing a photo of herself smiling and writing, “(C)an you use this photo, please and thank you. Yours Truly, Amy Sharp xx.”
Police caught up with Sharp and arrested her again on Friday. She appeared in Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday.