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Guy Surrenders to Cops So They’ll Take His Unflattering Mugshot Off Facebook

Never doubt the power of people’s social media vanity. Police in Swansea, Wales recently put 35-year-old Wayne Esmonde’s mugshot on their Facebook page because he had a warrant out for assault.

In the mugshot, his eyes are open very wide and he kind of looks like a mix of shocked and crazy.

South Wales Police
South Wales Police

Well, Wayne replied to the Facebook post last week and wrote, “I am him. Not a very flattering mugshot. I’d appreciate it if you take this post down. Innocent until proven guilty and all that.”

He eventually reached a deal with the cops: If he turned himself in, they’d take down the photo. Wayne went to the station on Thursday, the cops arrested him, and they took down the mugshot.

Unfortunately for Wayne, now that his story is out, that mugshot is all over the Internet and getting infinitely more attention than it was getting before. Oops.

Read more at The Independent.

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