Jeremy Meeks, 30, was one of four men arrested Wednesday in raids in Stockton, Calif. On Thursday, his mugshot had more than 20,000 likes, nearly 6,000 comments, and had been shared more than 1,400 times on Facebook.
Jeremy Meeks, 30, a felon, was arrested Wednesday on five 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 30,000 "likes," and 9,400 comments, and had been shared more than 2,900 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.