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On-the-run suspect tripped up by his own vanity

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Vanity has achieved something Australian police were seemingly incapable of – catching a man wanted for traffic and drug matters.

Victoria Police in Australia published a post to its Facebook page, asking the public for help in tracing Daniel Damon, including a photo of him.

Damon, wanted for failing to answer bail, cheekily commented on the post, asking for a “better mugshot”.





The force told Damon, 25, to come to his nearest police station where officers would be happy to arrange for a new picture.

Damon took them up on their offer and was later detained.

Victoria Police said in another post on the social networking website, which recorded more than 13,000 likes: “We are happy to report that Daniel Damon, who was wanted on warrants, will be getting the new photo he requested. He was arrested today.”

The force later added: “Sorry everyone, unfortunately due to Victorian legislation we will be unable to share the latest results from Daniel’s photoshoot.”


We are happy to report that Daniel Damon, who was wanted on warrants, will be getting the new photo he requested. He was arrested today.

Posted by Victoria Police on Thursday, 9 July 2015