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Mugshot goes viral!

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.

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  1. Brian Sankarsingh posted on 06/20/2014 06:21 AM
    Oh, here's a thought - maybe he actually belongs in a jail cell for being a criminal!
  2. Sophie posted on 06/20/2014 07:19 AM
    Good looking? He looks like he'd slit your throat just to watch you die. Scary dude, I wouldn't walk on the same side of the street with him in broad daylight.
  3. Mary posted on 06/20/2014 07:44 AM
    To each his own, I guess. All I see is one very unattractive guy. Apparently he has a very ugly character to match.
  4. John posted on 06/20/2014 11:12 AM
    i don't understand the interest in this guy but i do admit he does have very piercing eyes that if i were a lady would probably like.
  5. Shirley wilson posted on 06/20/2014 01:32 PM
    You never know what's behind a face!
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