November 29, 2014

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Arrestee’s ‘handsome’ mug shot goes viral

Jeremy Meeks

Jeremy Meeks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A handsome mug shot of a Northern California man arrested on felony weapons charges has gone viral on social media, attracting more than 33,000 “likes” and drawing comments praising his high cheek bones, chiseled face and striking blue eyes.

Jeremy Meeks, 30, a convicted felon, was arrested Wednesday on five weapons charges and one gang charge, according to Officer Joseph Silva, a spokesman for the Stockton Police Department.

Silva declined to say what Meeks was previously convicted of, saying the department does not routinely release information about a suspect’s criminal history.

No previous arrest photo has garnered so much positive attention since the department set up the Facebook page in March 2012, Silva told The Associated Press.

“I have not seen that many likes for a photo before,” he said.

By late Thursday, Meeks’ arrest photo had garnered more than 33,000 “likes,” and 10,400 comments, and had been shared more than 3,300 times. Other postings on the site generally receive hundreds of “likes.”

Meeks was one of four men taken into custody during Operation Ceasefire, a multiagency mission to curb a recent increase in shootings and robberies in the Weston Ranch area of Stockton, a Northern California city of about 300,000 nestled amid the network of waterways that form the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

Four firearms were confiscated during a sweep Wednesday involving the Stockton police gang unit, the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Task Force and other agencies.

Silva called Meeks “one of the most violent criminals in the Stockton area,” though he declined to provide any details on the crimes that Meeks is believed to have been involved in.

Meeks, who is being held in lieu of $900,000 bail, is scheduled to be arraigned Friday afternoon.

Silva did not know whether he had retained a lawyer.


  • Bob

    You mean all this time all I need was a neck tattoo to get the ladies. LOL

    • Starryeyes63

      LOL

  • Phil Blank

    You can’t go by “likes” on stupid facebook. They mean nothing because there is no disapproval button to click.
    No go tell that to the major networks that first posted this junk.

  • SniperFire

    Looks like a thug with neck tats to me.

    Any important news going on in the world, C-T? How about the IRS hearing?
    Perhaps the implosion of Iran?

    • golfingirl

      Or the decrease in unemployment in Ohio, the lowest unemployment rate since 2007.

      Thank you John Kasich

      • Sis Delish

        Owned! Game Over!

      • Starryeyes63

        I find it funny how no matter what name TW uses, it is obvious who it is.

  • robertloggia16

    Meth cheeks! So hot!

    • Chan

      No more like good bone structure, especially for modeling.

  • SniperFire

    His cellmate Bubba shore thinks he has a purty mouth!

  • Gina France

    He looks BI-Racial. Maybe that’s what sets him apart.

  • Otter

    Son of Charles Manson, is what I see……

  • golfingirl

    “Meeks, who is being held in lieu of $900,000 bail, is scheduled to be arraigned Friday afternoon”

    If each of the people who voted “Like” pitch in $30 and he can post bond!

    I guess some women just like “Bad Boys” with no future.

    • Sis Delish

      Game over Sissy!

      • Starryeyes63

        GROW UP

    • golfingirl

      Okay, the “gig” is up. Someone here is way too smart for me.

      Golfingirl= Sis Delish = Smira 29595 = Starryeyes63 = SniperFire.

      I am so confused, I don’t which name to use next, or which one I used most recently .

      Am I responding to myself again? I think I just did.

      It is so hard trying to be five different people. I just can’t keep all my names straight anymore. I feel like I am talking to myself. Voices in my head. Go away little voices, go away please!

      I can’t take it anymore……I confess, I am all five…..laughing.

      • Starryeyes63

        I see we have another imposter.

  • John Davidson

    Maybe they just LIKE that he is in jail again. Now if they an only keep him there.

  • reallyoldfarts

    Yep. It’s another slow news day……

  • Jeff

    Don’t forget about the tear drop tattoo by his eye.Bet that is what got all the likes.LOL

  • jz

    Why is this even news worthy?

  • Melissa Kane

    Talk as much bs as you want that face with those eyes if his choices in life would have been better you would have seen that face in a magazine he is fine and a slight dangerous quality doesn’t hurt

    • Phil Blank

      You mean like Danny Trejo?
      Good actor, but thats it.

  • Phil Blank

    6’1”, 170lbs. Jeremy Ray Meeks was born on February 7, 1984, was first arrested on April 5th by San Joaquin County Sheriff, he was charged with resisting an arrest, obstruct of justice, and delay of peace officer, bail was set at $3.000.

    We found that Jeremy Meeks is related to Melissa Kay Curl, 35, aka Melissa Meeks, probably his sister.

  • Phil Blank

    Know whats funny?
    All these women went nuts over this guy.
    They are doing the exact thing that they have accused men of doing for all these years!

  • Fred Garvin

    Another ugly mugshot.

  • Arietta Sullivan

    character obviously knocks his good looks out of the water

  • levtrotsky

    33,000 lonely girls out there ( boys too ? )

  • DonMega

    Does he have a j o b .

  • Fred Garvin

    Maybe the sweathogs with tatoos all over theit bodies would be interested in this bum.

  • Chan

    Fellas……believe it or not but not all criminals are a sight for sore eyes. This mans mugshot is gorgeous, I think the media is making more of a deal out of it than it really is.

    • golfingirl

      Hope he looks as good in a orange jump suit……laughing.

      • Chan

        I’m sure he will, his face is the only part of his body being photo’d and how he looks regardless of what he is wearing is no concern of mine.

        • golfingirl

          Maybe stripes?

          Now if he wore a suit and tie…..I would say he would be a “lady killer.”