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This teenager asked the police to use a nicer photo of her on Facebook after escaping jail

Well now.

LAST WEEK, POLICE IN SYDNEY sought the public’s help in tracking down 18-year-old Amy Sharp, a teenager who had escaped from Surry Hills Corrective Services Cell Complex.

https://www.facebook.com/7newssydney/posts/1345007308856732

Police are searching for an escapee who fled from Surry Hills Corrective Services Cell Complex last week. Shortly after 3pm on Friday 19 August 2016, 18-year-old Amy Sharp fled from Corrective Services officers. No one was hurt during the incident. Amy was last seen running west on Riley Street at Surry Hills.

On Thursday, 7 News Sydney shared the police statement as well as two photos of Amy, including this mughsot:

14095802_1345004562190340_5046150389965281047_n Source: 7 News Sydney/Facebook

Unhappy with the photo distributed by police, Amy decided to take matters into her own hands and supply the media with a more flattering photo of herself.

AMY Source: Amy Sharp/Facebook

14102160_527492024103212_2663043261258970139_n Source: Amy Sharp/Twitter

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The comment received over 60,000 likes and comments from people describing her as a “hero”.

The next day, police confirmed in a statement to 7 News Sydney that she had been arrested. The Guardian reports that she has since been charged with escaping lawful custody as well as an outstanding warrant.

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