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Australia: Wanted woman asks media on FB to use her better picture

An 18-year-old Australian woman, wanted in many property-related offences, commented on a media outlet’s Facebook post, about her escape from prison, asking them to use a better photo of hers, resulting in a social media frenzy.
India TV News Desk melbourne August 29, 2016 11:08 IST
India TV News Desk

An 18-year-old Australian woman, wanted in many property-related offences, commented on a media outlet’s Facebook post, about her escape from prison, asking them to use a better photo of hers, resulting in a social media frenzy.

Police had issued Amy Sharp’s photo to local TV channels after she broke out of a Sydney police station last week.

However, the hunt for Sharp, took an unexpected turn when her mug shot along with the police statement were uploaded on news channel 7 News’ FB page, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Sharp was the first person to react to the post.

She posted another photo of hers as a comment and advised the channel to use that instead of the mug shot.

Sharp was unhappy with the mug shot where she wore a glum expression and an unfashionable red blanket draped over her shoulders, the report said.

Sharp’s comment went viral on social media with more than 50,000 people liking her reaction.

A Facebook user Bec Sackville commented, “Haha that’s a classic. Think the cops have found a new way to catch crims. Just put out an ugly photo and the crim will be in touch to give you a better one lol (sic)”.

Sharp was later arrested, the report added.

(With PTI inputs)