Thousands Swoon Over Felon's Dreamy Mugshot

6 felony charges, 30K fans for Jeremy Meeks

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 20, 2014 2:12 AM CDT | Updated Jun 20, 2014 4:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – If a life of crime doesn't work out for California man Jeremy Meeks—and since he's being held on felony weapons charges, it apparently isn't—a career as a model awaits. After his mugshot appeared on the Stockton Police Department's Facebook page, it attracted 30,000 likes and almost 10,000 comments from women and men dazzled by his good looks, reports News10. "Holy hell i would arrest him too ... hottest bad boy I've seen," wrote one commenter. "I would rehabilitate him so hard," cracked another.

Meeks, one of four men busted in a sweep after a recent surge in shootings and robberies, faces five weapons charges and one gang charge, which some people found a bit of a turn-off, the AP notes. "He may be a tad bit cute, but with six felonies, he ain't that cute," one commenter wrote. A police department spokesman says the 30-year-old is "one of the most violent criminals in the Stockton area," though he declined to comment on his alleged crimes. Meeks is being held on $900,000 bail and will appear in court today. (Another "hot inmate" filed a lawsuit after her mugshot attracted too much attention.)

Meeks' mugshot has gone viral and attracted more than 30,000 likes on Facebook.   (AP Photo/Stockton Police Department)
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