Never doubt the power of people’s social media VANITY.
The cops in Swansea, Wales recently put 35-year-old Wayne Esmonde’s mugshot on their Facebook page because he had a warrant out for assault.
In the mugshot, his eyes are open VERY wide and he kind of looks like a mix of shocked and crazy.
Well . . . Wayne replied to the Facebook post last week and wrote, quote, “I am him. Not a very flattering mugshot. I’d appreciate it if you take this post down. Innocent until proven guilty and all that.”
And he eventually reached a deal with the cops: If he turned himself in, they’d take down the photo. So he went to the station on Thursday, the cops arrested him, and they took down the mugshot.
But . . . unfortunately for Wayne, now that his story is out, that mugshot is ALL OVER the Internet and getting infinitely more attention than it was getting before. Oops.