The mugshot of Jeremy Meeks, a Stockton, California, resident who has been arrested on felony weapon charges went viral due to his strikingly good looks. In a new interview from jail, he wants people to know that he’s ‘not some kingpin.’
Jeremy Meeks, 30, was arrested on June 18 on felony weapon charges in Stockton, California, and after the Stockton Police Department posted his mugshot on their Facebook page, it went viral almost immediately due to Jeremy’s strikingly good looks. Now, for better or for worse, ladies everywhere are dying to know more about the “sexy felon,” and in an interview with USA Today, Jeremy insists that he’s “not some kingpin.” Read on for more!
Jeremy Meeks Interview Sexy Felon Promises: ‘I’m Not Some Kingpin’
Jeremy only agreed to do the interview to tell his side of the story, and told USA Today cameras that he appreciates the female attention, but, “I just want them to know that this is really not me; I’m not some kingpin.”
While Jeremy has not yet been convicted for the felony weapon charges, his prior felony conviction was for grand theft auto, for which he spent 9 years in prison, according to USA Today.
Jeremy Meeks’ Mother Says He’s Being Stereotyped Because Of His Tattoos
Jeremy has a tattoo of a teardrop on his face, which he says he has because he’s done some things in his past that he’s not proud of. His mother, Katherine Angier, has started a GoFundMe page to raise money to “Free Jeremy,” on which she wrote, “My son was taken into custody on his way to work. He is a working man with a son. He is being stereotyped due to old tatoos [sic].”
Jeremy has a wife and a son now, and he promises that he is getting his life back on track, and that he is never going back to gang life. I guess we’ll have to see how his trial goes!
WATCH: Jeremy Meeks’ Interview With USA Today
So, HollywoodLifers, do you think that Jeremy Meeks is sexy? At the time of this writing, his mugshot has been liked on Facebook over 45,000 times! Do you think it’s possible to agree that he’s sexy without glamorizing the fact that he’s a convicted felon? Let us know!
— Amanda Mitchell