Displeased With This Photo, Teen Gives Police Better One

Amy Sharp provides smiling photo, halo emoji
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 29, 2016 8:00 AM CDT
After Jailbreak, Teen Gives Cops Better Mugshot
One image of Sharp provided by police.   (Facebook)

The request was a polite one, if nothing else: "can you use this photo, please and thank you [haloed smiley emoji] Yours Truly Amy Sharp xx." Sharp allegedly posted that comment to Australia's 7 News Facebook post regarding her escape from police custody. The 18-year-old fled the Surry Hills Corrective Services Cell Complex on Aug. 19, and Sydney police subsequently issued a statement that 7 News picked up. It explained Sharp was "last seen running west on Riley Street" and while she's "considered a low risk to the public and was in custody for property offenses," the public should call police if they spot her. And to help with that potential identification, police shared two images of a dour-looking (or "haggard," as 9 News puts it) Sharp with a red blanket draped over her shoulders.

The comments to the Aug. 24 post initially jumped from those made in jest (" Shes on the Catwalk modeling next year's Corrective Services Ensembles" ) to retorts (" Heartless comments on here making fun of a young girl who's obviously lost her way"). Early the next morning came Sharp's request, which has been liked more than 60,000 times. The Guardian reports Sharp was apprehended near where she escaped, in Wentworth Park, early Saturday and will now face a charge of escaping lawful custody. (This is not the first time a vanity-minded mugshot request has been made.)

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