Tuesday 27 September 2016

'Can you use this photo, please and thank you' - young woman on the run after breaking out of police station sends out ‘more flattering’ mugshot

Published 29/08/2016 | 10:12

One of the police mugshots of Amy Sharp, 18, who escaped from the Surry Hills Corrective Services Cell Complex in Sydney, and the photo she supplied. Composite: NSW Police/Facebook
One of the police mugshots of Amy Sharp, 18, who escaped from the Surry Hills Corrective Services Cell Complex in Sydney, and the photo she supplied. Composite: NSW Police/Facebook

A teenager who escaped from a police station sent out a more flattering photograph of herself to media outlets reporting on her escape from a Sydney police station.

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Amy Sharp (18) escaped from Surry Hills Corrective Services Cell Complex just after 3pm on Friday.

The police issued a statement, including a photograph mugshot of the teenager.

The photos were then uploaded onto Sydney's 7 News Facebook page.

However, Ms Sharp took umbrage with her mugshot image and posted another, more flattering picture of herself and a simple request:

“can you use this photo, please and thank you.   

“Yours Truly, Amy Sharp xx [sic]”

Her comment went viral with almost 60,000 likes at the time of writing.

However, Ms Sharp’s insistence on checking her Facebook page didn’t save her from the long arm of the law.

She was later arrested just after midnight on Saturday in Wentworth Park, not far from where she escaped.

And despite her request, the 7 News Sydney used her mugshots in a follow-up post alerting their followers to her arrest

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