Georgia woman calls 911 to complain about mug shot; gets arrested again

Eric Pfeiffer

Tonya Ann Fowler had already been in trouble with the law. But in her mind she had become the victim. That's when the Georgia woman called 911 to complain about her police mug shot.

The good news: Fowler got a new mug shot. The bad news: It's because police arrested her again for misusing the 911 emergency system.

The Smoking Gun published the police report along with the most recent mug shot that Fowler, 45, was subjected to. We don't know what the original mug shot looks like but it couldn't have been much less flattering than this one. And now that her story is making the rounds across various media outlets far more people will see Fowler's unfashionable police photo than if she had just kept quiet. That's probably of little comfort to Fowler, even if it's a better mug shot than the original.

The original mug shot was published in Bad & Busted, a local Georgia publication that features police mug shots.

In the police report, officer R. Wheeler notes that Fowler called "in reference to being upset about a picture," specifically stating her objection to "how she looked on the front page of the Bad and Busted printing."