Mug shot of ‘hot felon’ Jeremy Meeks goes viral
WATCH: While Jeremy Meeks sits in jail on serious felony weapons charges, he’s gaining a serious fan base just on his looks
SAN FRANCISCO – A handsome mug shot of a Northern California man arrested on felony weapons charges has gone viral on social media.
Jeremy Meeks’s photo has attracted more than 45,000 “likes” on Facebook, and is drawing comments praising his high cheek bones, chiselled face and striking blue eyes.
The 30-year-old was arrested Wednesday on five weapons charges and one gang charge.
The Stockton Police Department says no previous arrest photo has garnered so much positive attention since it set up the Facebook page more than two years ago.
Some comments from Facebook users include “Damn those eyes,” and “Oh my god he can rob my house and assault me anytime.”
A police spokesman called Meeks “one of the most violent criminals in the Stockton area,” though he declined to provide any details.
Jeremy Meeks is guilty for taking girls breaths away pic.twitter.com/YI4eqZk77y
— Lily Evangeline (@Lily_Evangeline) June 20, 2014
— Tia Wong (@tiaalesewong) June 20, 2014
Not everyone, however, understood the attention surrounding Meeks:
Enough about the hot mugshot guy. Those eyes and lips don’t erase the “convicted felon” thing or that dumb face tat. — Justine Ward (@jooozine) June 20, 2014
The amount of my friends texting about the hot mugshot is outrageous and we all have issues. — Elly Amundsen (@ellyfish_) June 19, 2014
Meeks, who is being held in lieu of a $900,000 bail, is scheduled to be arraigned Friday afternoon.
– with files from Global News
© The Canadian Press, 2014