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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.

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


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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