DOCUMENT: Bizarre, Crime

Cops: Woman Dialed 911 With Mug Shot Beef

Georgian, 45, was displeased with her booking photo

Bad & Busted

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Mug Shot Complaint

JULY 19--A Georgia woman has been charged with misusing the 911 system after she called police dispatchers to register a complaint about the quality of a mug shot taken following a prior arrest.

Tonya Ann Fowler dialed police Sunday evening after spotting the photo in “Bad & Busted,” a local publication that compiles images of recent arrestees. The photo that so displeased Fowler, 45, was snapped following an earlier collar.

A Winder Police Department report notes that Fowler dialed 911 on July 15 “in reference to being upset about a picture.” In a conversation with a cop, Fowler explained that she “was upset about how she looked on the front page of the Bad and Busted printing.”

As a result of the 911 call about her mug shot, Fowler was afforded the opportunity to pose for a fresh booking photo since she was charged with unlawful use of 911 and disorderly conduct.

Fowler is pictured above in her latest photo snapped at the Barrow County Detention Center. After spending three days in custody, Fowler bonded out of the county jail yesterday afternoon.(2 pages)