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Internet Falling For Hot Felon's Mugshot

Jeremy Meeks, 30, was arrested by the Stockton Police Department in California. His mug shot, posted to social media, has people swooning.

Internet Falling For Hot Felon's Mugshot
Stockton Police Department

California's Stockton Police Department posted a mug shot of a convicted felon named Jeremy Meeks. (Via Stockton Police Department)

‚ÄčAnd as you can see from the comments on the picture posted to Facebook, people think he's, for lack of a better term, hot. 

"Happy to pay him a prison visit or maybe even bail him out."

"This guy's eyes, lips and chiseled face were a hit with the ladies. ... Some people are shocked at how quickly this photo has gone viral."

"Maybe this could be the next 'Bachelor' ... behind bars." (Via ABC)

KOVR printed out the mug shot and hit the streets to ask people their opinions on the 30-year-old: 

"This woman says all the tattoos and the jailhouse background don't help, so for fun we touched up the perp's pic."

"That looks like a professional model picture."

"So now you would go out with him?"

But again, 30-year-old Meeks is a convict. The Washington Post reports he was arrested during a "gang sweep" and faces five weapons charges.  One officer called Meeks "one of the most violent criminals in the Stockton area."

And KXTV spoke with him, finding out he served nine years in prison before for grand theft, and, yes, he's aware his mug has gone viral. 

"They found a pistol in my trunk. ... I just visited my wife, and she said I blew up all over Facebook. ... This is really not me, I'm not some kingpin."

One woman told KOVR she hopes Meeks' 15 minutes of fame will help him get a job once he's out. And apparently, other women have been calling the jailhouse and leaving their number.

Meeks' fame has spread throughout the states and even internationally. He made headlines in Australia and the U.K. (Via News.com.au, Daily Mail)

And about that tear drop by his eye? The KXTV reporter asked him, and Meeks said he has done some things he regrets in his life. Still, he says he's no longer a gangster. He's being held on a $900,000 bail.