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Florida fugitive's mug shot goes viral

He is accused of drug charges, fleeing officers

Escambia County Sheriff's Office
Escambia County Sheriff's Office

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. – A mug shot of a Florida fugitive has gone viral after it was posted on the Escambia County Sheriff's Office Facebook page. 

The arrest announcement of Charles Dion McDowell, 31, quickly caught the attention of the community, and others, over his large neck. 

Over 227,000 comments were made as of Thursday morning. Unfortunately for McDowell, most of the comments were mean-spirited jibes. 

Here are a few comments that stood out: 

"I think i know him. He's from my neck of the woods." 

"Y'all so neckgative I swear."

"His favorite fruit must be necktarines." 

The good news is, some commenters came to McDowell's defense. 

"This man clearly has a genetic condition (Noonans???)." 

McDowell faces a multitude of drug-related charges. He was also arrested for fleeing police. He is currently being held at the Escambia County Jail on a bond of $57,000.

Congratulations to Charles Dion McDowell, DOB: 8/12/87 *share Charles Dion McDowell was arrested for Fleeing/Eluding...

Posted by Escambia County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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