A man who made the news when his mug shot was posted after being arrested for weapons, has gone viral. Attracting more than 33,000 “likes” and getting remarks admiring the high cheek bones and sculpted face and astonishing blue eyes.
Jeremy Meeks, age thirty, was arrested Wednesday on weapons charges and one gang charge, according to Officer Joseph Silva, a spokesman for the Stockton Police Department.
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.
“Wow. That is one good looking mug shot!” one person wrote.
“Momma, I’m in love with a criminal,” another joked.
Some online commentators even said Meeks looked like he belonged in an Abercrombie & Fitch ad or on the show “America’s Next Top Model.”
Still others were disapproving, such as one observer who said, “He may be a tad bit cute, but with six felonies, he ain’t that cute.”