Hot Criminal Jeremy Meeks Has A Long Rap Sheet, Says He Doesn’t Want To Be Viewed As A Sex Object

10402608_626455670783694_4163022932749562915_nIt’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.

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  • DjARD

    You know, while obviously there’s been a cultural fascination with this guy, and a continuous and grotesque adoration of straight and “straight” men by gay male culture, I can’t help but feel that at the current downward trajectory Queerty is going to have a post like this within a year or so:

    “Straight, Serial Rapist And Murderer [insert name] Nude pics Are Finally Here – And They’re Criminally Hot”

    “Currently sitting on death row for the brutal rape, torture, and murder of 17 people, [Name] may not be the first guy we’d pick up to take home for the night. But if these leaked nudes he texted to taunt one of his few victims that escaped are to be believed, that may change.

    The slaughtering stud reportedly captioned these with “how did it fell bitch” – we don’t know how she felt, but we know how we feel.

    In the pics, the murderous muscle hunk shows off his numerous sizable assets. OK, so maybe taking that would’ve felt like torture, but we still wouldn’t complain.

    Reportedly, he became to ripped as part of the often difficult process of holding his victims down, beating them with various objects, and ultimately gutting, dismembering, and disposing of them. Whew! That does sound like a workout.

    Alas, readers, don’t get your hopes up like we did – all those victims were girls. Yup, he’s straight, and he says present hasn’t changed that.

    Drat. And we were hoping to be his alibi.”

    Yeah, that was dark. Too bad it’s actually a feasible article.

  • DjARD

    Boo. Typos.

    * He came to be

    * says prison hasn’t

  • redcarpet

    20 bucks says some dumb queen will offer him a modeling contract when he gets out.

    Here’s hoping it will be incentive for him to stay on the straight and narrow.

  • Cam

    So I’m guessing he doesn’t want to be viewed as a sex object…..while he’s in prison.

    As for his bail. $900,000, sounds like his wife won’t have to be worried about crazy straight girls trying to “Save” him for quite a while. No way is he getting out before his trial with that bail.

  • Desert Boy

    Women are incredibly stupid. How many times have we read or heard news reports about some birdbrain marrying a convict in prison for murder? Girls, enjoy.

  • AJAnders

    The wife sounds like a piece of work. Instead of being upset and angry that the public is lusting after your husband, how about being upset and angry with your husband for being a thug, a criminal and a loser who can’t stay out of jail. Be mad that you need to come up with a million dollars to bail his dumb ass out of jail. The public finding your husband attractive is the least of your worries.

    As for the rest of this story, I’m hoping this will finally die. I’m as frustrated about it as I was with Paris Hilton, the Jersey Shore cast and the Kardashians. Stop making nobodies into a celebrities. The man took a attractive mug shot. At the end of the day, he’s still a thug. End of story.

  • MarionPaige

    What is likely to come to light with Meeks is the “every day tactics of the police in that city”. In every criminal case in which “the whole world was watching”, the police and their tactics have been exposed. I would say there is a high probability that we will see the charges against Meeks dropped by the police in an attempt by them to evade a national spotlight.

    It’s like with the Harlow Cuadra arrest in Virginia where, essentially, a rent boy was charged with Racketeering. Who the hell goes around charging hookers with RICO complaints? In Meeks’ case, he was essentially charged with racketeering for having a gun in the trunk of his car only the term “street terrorist” is being used. Terrorist / Racketeer, they both essentially boil down to an organized group of people engaged in a series of crimes.

  • Tackle

    His brother is a nice looking man, but not better looking than Jeremy. Also people are responding to Jeremy because he has that it factor,along with being incredibly photogenic. It’s not often that you see a handsome guy who looks both, demonic and angelic. Thuggish and rough, yet with a hint of softness, innocence and sexiness. And someone should talk some since into his head ask him would he rather be viewed as a sex object, or crim object? If you got it, ghosts go with it. Milk your sexy appeal for all it’s worth, and take advantage of any and every opportunity that come your way. It would be great if he did get a modeling contract or a chance to be on reality TV show. And to use that platform to speak out against a life of crime and violence, and to use the money, atleast some of it, to pay restitution to some of your victims. That’s one way to win the public over. Providing that he did not commit murder, rape or molest children, America loves an underdog, and will be willing to forget and forgive.

  • Ben Dover

    The Queerty staffers must keep several therapists in business! Most of them have a weird fascination with “hot” straight guys, which is bad enough but worse, they write with a smug assumption that ALL gay guys are like them.

    @DjARD: Awesome – you could write for the Onion! It’s too bad that Mad magazine is no longer the cultural force it once was; it would be fun to see them do a Queerty parody.

    But I doubt it’s anything as general as “gay male culture,” fortunately, just a minority of perhaps well-meaning, slightly twisted self-hating homophobes who haven’t worked out their traumas & anxieties yet.

  • Esoteric Man

    @masc4masc: I agree… I will take him any day…

  • Chris Vogel

    Actually, I used to visit a friend in prison, and observed that many of the inmates were very sexy, from every angle. My friend (an aboriginal) told the joke: What do you call an aboriginal body builder? Answer: Inmate. I am told that this is even more true in the jails (shorter-term sentences) where the inmates are more uniformly younger. I don’t recommend dating them, though.

  • barkomatic

    He’s leading a hard life, and he’ll be looking rough in a few years.

  • Isaac

    He’s not hot. Jesus Thugging Christ… Also not hot – Tom Daley

  • hotboyvb81

    @Isaac: SSSSSHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! It’s illegal- Tom and Dustin troll these boards and lash out out people who don’t like them!!!!

  • Lvng1tor

    He worked hard for the title of “Worthless Career Criminal” How dare people think he’s just a “Sex Object” Let’s see how he feels about it after he’s released and the porn offers start rolling in and the money is to good to turn down.

  • Tackle

    @Lvng1tor: Haha. I get the irony of what you are saying. I didn’t think of the porn route. Like everyone else, I was thinking , modeling. And I’m sure that Vivid Entertainment will be knocking at his door. With their usual semi- celebrity, and reality star offer of One hundred thousand up front, and 10% of the gross profit. Imagine the title
    “Thug Lovin.” I’m sure he’ll get a modeling offer as well. But I think that world might be a little too far removed and uncomfortable for him. I can definitely see him going the porn route.

  • robho3

    And this is gay news why?????

  • Matt

    I’ve seen and known better looking with no criminal background.

  • Black Pegasus

    I would sit on his face right before he stabs me to death.

  • Observant

    I wouldn’t presume to condone or excuse the man, but an 18-year-old beating a 16-year-old senseless is not particularly unusual (sadly). Mark Wahlberg did far worse and is now celebrated as an actor (for no particular good reason) and role model (for many good reasons). He’s also an ongoing source of fascination for this site and it’s readers for undeniably far less male pulchritude than either Meeks brother. These men are startlingly beautiful. I hope they are able to turn their lives around and make the most of their considerable gifts.

  • Observant


    I loathe autocorrect.

  • newecreator

    “He Doesn’t Want To Be Viewed As A Sex Object” Well too late for that.

  • Billy Budd

    He gives a new meaning to Deadly Attractive.

  • i43neile

    Hybristophilia tsk

  • Cagnazzo82

    There goes an idiot who could’ve lived a pretty easy life as a model (maybe even actor), but chose otherwise.

    So foolish.

    You wouldn’t even have to steal and you would’ve had it made.

  • tjr101

    He’s going to go right back into crime if/when he gets out unless there is some major intervention or rehabilitation. Judging from his record he’s been involved in a life of crime since childhood. Obviously it would be good if he uses his looks for something positive like modeling or even porn, but it’s very difficult for these types to do a complete 180.

  • hotshot70

    I bet he is popular in the showers!

  • Tackle

    @Observant: Good points made. You are very observant. And for those who age unfamiliar with the crime history of Mark Wahlberg, aka ( Marky Mark) like Jeremy, he to was in a gang in Boston, and did time behind bars. Had numerous runins with the law for thefts, vandalism and assaults. And in one horrific [email protected] motivated hate-crime, put the eye out of an Asian man, which he ended up doing time for. If Mark Wahlberg can be given a second, third chance, then why can’t Jeremy??

  • Billy Budd

    Is he into drugs? Sometimes speed, meth or coke induce violent behavior.

  • Ben Dover

    @Billy Budd: Since he’s a perennial criminal living in the San Joaquin valley, something in the speed / meth area is almost a given.

  • Nikkidane

    This guy is obviously fighting his own demons, whatever they may be. Hopefully, he will make peace with himself and find happiness.

  • James Hart

    I’m sure he’s homophobic. Most of those ghetto thugs are.

  • Sinnerxxs

    @James Hart: He’s in prison, he has no choice but too accept gays or it’s his ass.

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