A rare event has taken place online as a felon's mugshot has garnered massive attention because the guy is well, "gorgeous." That's what the majority of the almost 20,000 comments and almost 60,000 likes seem to indicate today, according to Fox News on June 20.
The word "gorgeous" has been used several times on the Stockton Police Department Facebook page which has posted felon Jeremy Meeks' mugshot. The man is 30-years-old and his online admirers are commenting on everything about his face from his chiseled cheek bones to his piercing blue eyes.
The L.A. Times today suggests this guy has "dreamy eyes, prominent cheekbones and a chiseled face," but he has felony charges pending. While he might look a hunk and someone to pine over, the guy is dangerous.
This Northern California man's mugshot was posted on the Stockton Police Department's Facebook page after he was arrested on Wednesday on five weapons chargers and one gang charge, according to Officer Silva, a spokesperson for the Stockton Police Department.
Silva said this has never happened before, no previous arrest has gotten this much attention. His mugshot was shared almost 7,000 times as of Friday morning.
The comments are mostly about his looks, although there are a few "beauty is what beauty does" type comments telling the rest of the oglers that they're foolish for swooning over this guy. Meeks is one tough cookie and his crimes are serious. They are not something that he'll get slapped on the hand and sent home for.
The Facebook page has folks even asking if this guy needs bail! The answer to that question would be yes, yes he does to the tune of $900,000. Now will someone actually think this guy is cute enough to drop almost a million bucks to get him out and spend some time with him?
So just what are the folks peeping at this guy's mugshot saying? All types of compliments are sent his way with one commenter saying he belonged in an ad for Abercrombie &Fitch and another suggesting he'd be perfect for a gig on "America's Top Model."
"Wow, this is one good looking mugshot," one person wrote, while another one professed their love saying "Momma, I'm in love with a criminal."
One woman wrote that while "she's not stupid enough to want this guy in her life, but yep I'm weak enough to join in the admiration campaign!"
This woman has the right idea because Silva called Meeks "one of the most violent criminals in the Stockton area." He would not give any details on the past crimes that Meeks was believed to be involved in.
Meeks was picked up in a sweep on Wednesday where police confiscated four firearms. This was done as a joint effort between the local police, FBI, the U.S. Marshals Task Force and other agencies.
He is facing five weapons charges and a gang related charge after police netted him in the sweep. That is about the extent of his crimes revealed so far and hopefully that is enough to deter the love-lorn people who are drooling over this guy today!
The majority of the folks commenting on Meek's mugshot are having fun with it, because the guy does have it going for him in the looks department. It doesn't hurt to say "wow" or put in a good word on his looks, hopefully that's all there is to it.
Just what this police department would need right now is to have some overly enamored fan of this face come in to bail him out. It would have to be someone rich because the asking price is almost a million!
One commenter put it just right by saying, "he may be a tad cute but with six felonies, he ain't that cute." That says it all, he is lovely to look at, but that's about it!