It’s a scientific fact: The cute ones are always crazy. And Jeremy Meeks is no exception.
Gay men and women alike have been drooling over Meeks ever since his super hot mugshot went viral last week. So far, his photo, posted on the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page on June 18, has been liked by more than 95,000 people, shared over 12,000 times, and received more than 25,00 comments.
But his lengthy rap sheet may have some folks thinking twice about their feelings for the blue-eyed bad boy.
Meeks is currently facing weapons charges as well as street terrorism charges. And this isn’t the first time he’s had a run-in with the law. According to TMZ, his criminal record dates back more than 10 years.
In 2002, Meeks was charged with robbery and corporal injury to a child when he beat a 16-year-old “to a pulp.” (Yikes!) He served two years in a California prison after copping a plea.
After being released, Meeks moved to Spokane, where he was charged with identity theft and resisting arrest in 2007 when he tried stealing a package of pellets from a sporting goods store.
Oh, and on top of all that, he’s also admitted to being affiliated with the Crips, the notorious Los Angeles street gang.
Rumors that the 30-year-old tatted-up felon was gay began swirling late last week, but they have since been debunked. Gawker reports that Meeks is married with a kid. (Whomp, whomp.) Not only that, but his jealous wife is not pleased with everyone lusting over her husband.
“She’s upset. She’s furious,” Simone Johnson, a friend of Meeks, told CBS Sacramento. “Her man’s in there, and people are taking it as a joke.”
While Meeks says he appreciates the attention (thanks to his sexy mug shot, he’s been able to raise more than $3000 to pay for his legal expenses), he doesn’t want to be viewed as some kind of sex object.
“I’m not some kingpin,” he told ABC News 10 last week.
Meeks is currently being held in the San Joaquin County Jail on $900,000 bail. His next court date is set for June 27.