Criminal turns herself in because she didn't look nice in her mugshot

There are some really dumb criminals out there.

Take Monica Monique Hargrove, for example. 

The 34-year-old US woman turned herself in because she didn't look pretty in her mugshot.

(You commit a crime, and all you can think about is looking nice? Really?)

Hargrove​ robbed a female acquaintance at gunpoint on Aug 30 and left her at the side of a road.

Eleven days later, Hargrove still had not been caught.

Police decided to post her mugshot on Facebook on Sept 10 along with a description of the crime.



Hargrove called police within 48 hours of the post going up on social media. She wanted the "unflattering" photo removed.

If it were a choice between an unflattering photo circulating online and a jail term, we would choose the unflattering photo every single time.

The old photo was from a previous arrest, reported The Independent.​

'I want my picture down'

Huffington Post reported Ms Denise Alex-Bouzounis, public information officer with the Columbus Police Department, as saying: "She contacted the detective listed on the Facebook post and said, 'Hey, I want my picture down'."

"(The detective) said, 'Come on in and we'll talk about it'."

Surprisingly, Hargrove actually turned up at the police station. (So dumb. So, so dumb.) Unsurprisingly, Hargrove was arrested.

The crazy thing was, she actually thought she could change her mugshot and then leave the place.

New mugshot

Fox28 reported Ms Alex-Bouzounis as saying: "I am sure she was surprised, because she thought she was meeting with detectives. She should’ve known she had a warrant for her arrest."

On the bright side, Hargrove was allowed to take a new mugshot.

But police left the Facebook post as it was - "unflattering" photo and all.

Hargrove was charged with kidnapping and robbery and is now locked up in Franklin County Jail, reported Fox28.

If only all criminals were this dumb and vain. Catching them would be a whole lot easier.

Sources: The Independent, Huffington Post, Fox28, Facebook/Columbus Division of Police

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