Victorian fugitive Daniel Damon asks police to use 'a better photo' on warrant

Updated: 07 Jul 2015
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Danny Damon and his conversation with Victoria Police on Facebook. (Facebook)
A wanted Victorian man has asked police to use a "better photo" instead of his "horrible mugshot" they posted on their Facebook page when a warrant was issued for his arrest today.
Victoria Police shared the mugshot of Epsom man Daniel Damon on their official Facebook page this afternoon in the hope he would be recognised by one of their 288,000 followers.
Within one hour, they had gone one step better, with the fugitive himself commenting on the post: "Can you use a better photo tho. This is a horrible mugshot."
The police social media team replied, politely asking Damon to "visit your nearest police station and we'll arrange for a new photo to be taken".
The warrant was issued after Damon failed to answer bail for drug and traffic matters, according to a police media statement.
Within hours of the post going live, the man police describe as having "numerous body tattoos" indicated he would soon present himself.
"Yea I plan on it once I get a few things in order..just gotta organise myself a lawyer and get everything organised (sic)," Damon wrote on the police post.
Late this evening, a spokesperson for Victoria Police told ninemsn Damon was yet to turn himself in.
On his own Facebook page, Damon taunted police with a message that suggested he would stay on the run.
"I'm gonna stick my ugly, arrogant, smartass chin in the air and keep on keepin on (sic)," he wrote.
It mimics a similar exchange between wanted New Zealand man Samuel Evan Lake and Christchurch Police on Facebook last October.
"I need to get a new mug shot," the 23-year-old wrote.
The wily police media team promptly replied with a quip of their own: "Come see us and will arrange at no cost."
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Voodoo Commented on 07 Jul 2015
I hope they get this bastard soon..