Surely the Stockton police department had no idea that posting the photos of several men caught up in a weapons raid would go viral. When Jeremy Meeks, 30 and Terry Bailey, 22 had their mugshots posted on Facebook in a self-congratulatory post by the Stockton Police, their captors were unprepared for the social media response.

When hundreds of female posters commented on the men’s good looks, the photos went viral and posted Meeks’ mugshot with the caption ‘Dreamy McMug Shots Makes Hearts Go Twitter.’ At press time, Meeks’ mug shot had been liked over 31,000 times, generating almost 10,000 comments. Bailey may have felt left out, as his mugshot didn’t make TMZ, but even his photo generated over 600 likes.

Many male posters took issue with the women’s comments accusing them of overlooking the serious nature of the men’s alleged crimes because they were so attractive. Women’s comments were overwhelmingly favorable with some suggesting the Meeks, in particular, could be rehabilitated with the love of a good woman. Or something like that.

People have even suggested chipping in to pay for the $900,000 bail for Meeks and have reportedly even set up a Facebook fan page for him.  (We guess Bailey is on his own.) Memes have already begun to circulate the web.

The thirst is real. However, we must remember two very important things – Meeks is, of course, innocent until proven guilty. And crime doesn’t pay….unless of course, you’re so good looking it helps you win the Internet and [hopefully] renounce your life of crime. Though somehow we don’t think the Stockton police and prosecutor’s office see it that way.

And sorry ladies, Meeks has both a wife and a previous record. Interviewed by a reporter from USA Today, Meeks says that he’s surprised at all the attention his mugshot has received, but that he’s no kingpin, although he admits that he’s done things in his past he’s not proud of.

We’re just waiting for the inevitable #FreeJeremy hashtag.

But the memes are already here:




Ladies, is admiring a good-looking accused criminal wrong? Is social media glorifying crime or is this just someone’s 15 minutes of fame? What do you think?

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27 thoughts on “Model Prisoner: Good Looking Mug Shot Goes Viral [PHOTOS]

  1. Michele on said:

    This dude just got a $30,000 modeling gig today from some company!!!That should help him towards his $1MM bail!!!

  2. Zuly Pauneto on said:

    Its insane the fact that we are even speaking about this. When is people going to understand that actions are more important than looks.
    Why do we celebrate the bad behaviors instead of the talent. This just irritates me.

  3. Dangerous BlkMan on said:

    BLue eye devil. nough said.

    White man robs and steals. They like ” he so cute he can kidnap me anytime.”

    Black man walkin down the street taking his weed home to smoke and gets busted. The same people be like ” hang em he is a menace to society” He is a rapist and he must be in a gang” Lock him up and throw the key away”

  4. Michele Wheeler on said:

    The person that mentioned about Ted Bundy was absolutely correct! Did you know that Charles Manson to this day gets more play than most of the other inmates. That is SICKENING!! This situation is SICKENING!!! What are we thinking? Obviously NOT!!

  5. Michele on said:

    Ladies! Really??!!! Are we that desparate for companionship that we overlook clearly a harden criminal for good looks?? I’m sorry but they’re ain’t nothing cute or fine about jail bait!!!!

      • Jacquelynn4 on said:

        I thought it was a gang mark you get when you kill someone. It doesn’t really matter what it represents because teardrop or no teardrop, I certainly wouldn’t want him!

  6. Ted Bundy had charm and charisma and good looks he counted on that
    when encountering his victims, that’s what made him one of the most
    successful serial killers in history, use your common sense ladies

  7. Babyboomer on said:

    As much as women try to explain it away, most of us have been guilty of giving some good looking thug a pass on his behavior just because he’s fine. Hopefully as we grow up and get older we learn that that’s wrong. Don’t let the good looks fool you…

  8. This is kinda of funny and tragic at the same time. Truth be told many women would go out with this guy, and tell a decent brother they dont have time for him. Many so called nerdy brothers who actually have their act together get turned down, while other guys )players) get 3 or 4 different women pregnant and the other women even know about it. The hypocrisy of “im looking for a good man” is evident by the drooloing over this hood. And before sisters start rolling their necks around over this post, your girl Mary J. Blige even sings about it.

    • lecia on said:

      Mary J blige may sing about it, but look she did go with KC ass he ain’t cute and he was abusive. So what’s the difference a man gon always be a man

  9. Melody Mathews on said:

    The fine men are the craziest ones, because all that fine has gotten to their heads. He looks a little crazy to me. A man can only change himself and it doesn’t matter how good of a woman you are. Besides he is already married and she is probably a good woman, but look what his choices landed him at.

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