Runaway convict contacts police, asks them to use a better picture for her mugshot – on Facebook


It didn't matter that she was on the run.

Amy Sharp wasn't about to let Australian police officers circulate a less-than-flattering image of her.

Amy (18) escaped from the Surry Hills Corrective Services Cell Complex in Sydney where she was under police custody for committing "property offences" on 19 August, 2016.

In hopes of getting attention for people to be on the lookout for the Sydney teenager, police issued mug shots showing Amy, looking rather drawn with a blanket covering her body.

One of the photos was used in an alert on Facebook by local news outlet, 7 News Sydney.

Shortly after they shared the post, they had a very surprising response.

The teenager herself commented on the post to express her dissatisfaction with the images, helpfully attaching another photo for them to use.

She wrote: “Can you use this photo, please and thank you…”

“Yours Truly, Amy Sharp xx.”

Unlucky for her, soon after the comment Amy was arrested at the Glebe Wentworth Park and indicted with additional charges of escaping lawful custody.

Soon after, Sharp was arrested at Glebe’s Wentworth Park and charged with escaping lawful custody. She appeared before Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday.

Sources:,,, Facebook

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