Florida fugitive’s arrest results in viral mug shot

Posted at 11:11 PM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 11:07:15-05

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. – A Florida sheriff’s office Facebook post is getting a lot of attention thanks to the eye-grabbing mug shot of a recently-arrested fugitive.

Charles Dion McDowell, 31, faces a multitude of drug-related charges, but thousands of commenters were only interested in one thing – the size of his neck.

In roughly 24 hours the flood of neck puns resulted in more than 170,000 comments and 170,000 shares.

Officers arrested McDowell on charges of fleeing/eluding police with lights & sirens active, possession of meth with intent to sell/manufacture/deliver, possession of cocaine with intent to sell/manufacture/deliver schedule ii, possession of controlled substance without a prescription, possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment.

He’s currently being held at the Escambia County Jail on a bond of $57,000.