Sydney teen escapee requests better police search photo

Amy Sharp (7 News Sydney/Facebook)
Amy Sharp (7 News Sydney/Facebook)

A Sydney woman has landed herself in hot water after fleeing police custody - then commenting on her own Facebook search warrant, asking that a different photo of her be used by media.

7 News Sydney posted a police statement on Thursday asking for information on 18-year-old Amy Sharp, who had gone on the run from the cops.

Two photos of Ms Sharp were provided by police.

Hours later, Ms Sharp herself commented - offering up a different photo of herself.

Sydney teen escapee requests better police search photo

(7 News Sydney/Facebook)

"Can you use this photo, please and thank you," she wrote, adding a smiling emoji with a halo.

"Yours Truly, Amy Sharp xx."

The comment has been liked more than 48,000 times.

However, her efforts to aid law enforcement may have been too successful.

Ms Sharp was arrested overnight on Thursday and has been charged with escaping lawful custody.