Wanted Woman Turned Herself In To Cops Over Unflattering Mugshot On Facebook

Wanted Woman Turned Herself In To Cops Over Unflattering Mugshot On Facebook
by Jonathan Kearney
Source: mirror.co.uk
Monica Hargrove was arrested after she contacted police urging them to remove the picture from the force's Facebook page

Unhappy: Monica Hargrove demanded her mugshot be removed from police's Facebook page

A wanted woman put her vanity before her freedom when she demanded police remove her mugshot from their Facebook page - because she didn't like the picture.

Monica Hargrove, 34, contacted police in Colombus, Ohio, within 48 hours of the photo being posted online.

The image, which included Hargrove's name and information about her alleged crimes, had already attracted 64 shares and around 54,000 views.

Hargrove, who has since been indicted on robbery, aggravated-robbery and kidnapping charges, was so upset by the photo that she demanded it be removed.

Identified: Police posted Hargrove's mugshot on Facebook

Denise Alex-Bouzounis, from Colombus Police Department, told The Huffington Post: "This is a first for us. She really didn't want her face out there for everyone to see.

"She contacted the detective listed on the Facebook post and said, 'Hey, I want my picture down.'"

"[The detective] said, 'Come in and we'll talk about it.' She came in and he put her under arrest."

Police posted Hargrove's mugshot as part of a weekly roundup called "Warrant Wednesday".

They said she had robbed her victim at gunpoint, leaving her by the side of the road after offering her a lift to a local pharmacy.

Hargrove's mugshot has now been shared around the world.

But she isn't the first criminal or suspect to see their mugshot go viral.

Canadian Stephanie Beaudoin was labelled the "hottest thief on the planet" after a sultry snap of her posing in a black bikini emerged on social media.

Online hits: Both Stephanie Beaudoin (l) and Angela Coates (r) have attracted comments

Beaudoin, from Quebec, was charged with 108 offences relating to 42 alleged burglaries and attracted a string of admirers after the pictures emerged.

She faced competition from glamour model Angela Coates whose mugshot was posted on social media.

Coates was arrested for disorderly conduct in Georgia, US, in August, and attracted a legion of fans online.

And earlier this year US, native Jeremy Meeks was dubbed "the world's most handsome crook" after his arrest for firearms offences in the Californian city of Stockton.

Despite being held on $1million bail, Meeks was offered a lucrative modelling contract behind bars and reportedly gained representation from a Hollywood talent agent.

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