Monday 22 January 2018

Vain fugitive requests new mugshot after police issue Facebook appeal

Daniel Damon, who is wanted in conCredit: Victoria Police
Daniel Damon, who is wanted in conCredit: Victoria Police

Raziye Akkoc

A wanted Australian man has contacted police to request they use a "better" mugshot in their appeal for information about his whereabouts.

Daniel Damon (25) wanted for not answering bail for traffic and drug matters, contacted Victoria Police via Facebook to ask if they could use a "better photo".

His strange request comes after the force put out an appeal on Monday via the social networking website to locate Mr Damon.  

Mr Damon replied soon after asking: "Can you use a better photo tho. This is a horrible mugshot."

"Hi Daniel, please visit your nearest police station and we'll arrange for a new photo to be taken!" the force replied.

Not letting his request be the last word, the wanted man told the police he would attend the police station once he had found a lawyer and "organised" himself.

"Yea I plan on it once I get a few things in order... just gotta organise myself a lawyer and get everything organised."   

The police appeared to have users on their side after more than 1,300 likes on the comment compared with almost 950 for Mr Damon's cheeky reply on Tuesday morning.

Although many users appeared amused by the situation, many also criticised Mr Damon.

"Smart***! Hope they catch you...," said one user.

Victoria Police said Mr Damon had yet to show up at a police station.

A spokesperson explained how social media had sometimes yielded positive results for the police as part of their investigations.

"This may encourage someone that may know him to call us and provide information anonymously to crime stoppers," she said.

The exchange between Daniel Damon and Victoria Police
The exchange between Daniel Damon and Victoria Police

It is believed that Daniel may be living in St Kilda.

Posted by Victoria Police on Sunday, 5 July 2015

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