A handsome criminal has gained thousands of fans after police posted his mugshot on Facebook:
Jeremy Meek was arrested with three other men for a spate of robberies and shootings in California. His accomplices have been consigned to the bin of anonymity, but Meek's cutglass cheekbones, full lips and icy blue eyes are another matter. Over 95,000 people have 'liked' his mugshot and over 25,000 have posted comments. No doubt to the police department's dismay, very few are admonishing. At best they balance lust with regret.
Michelle describes the war waging between her heart and head with haiku-like efficiency.
20,000 other women are less circumspect.
Poor Gregory despairs.
Some of Meek's fanmail requires a working knowledge of prison culture. Did you know, for example, that a tear drop tattoo indicates that the wearer has committed a murder?
Ah, Starla does. Marvellous.
Supporters like Cathy are more constructive. She's really thought about Meek's modelling career. Really thought about it.
Just to be clear, he will be viewable in his undergarments.
Sure thing. Cathy, please step away from the computer.
Haha er, ok, Resa bye now.
But there are serious issues here. Tony Lam wonders whether glamorising a felon is in the best possible taste.
The answer, of course, is that victims will get attention when they have eyes you could drown in.
It's left to Jacques F AllTrades to think of the taxpayer.
Good point Jacques, if that is your real name. Unfortunately no-one's listening because they've all gone off to knock up pictures of what Meek would look like as a model.
No tats and no trousers. Somewhere, Cathy's drool has shorted her keyboard.
Meek's fans may be upset to learn that he is married, but, as these vintage mugshots show, his wife had to wait twelve years for her gosling to become a gun-toting, gang-banging swan.
Meek is awaiting trial and is unavailable for a dinner date unless someone can raise his $1 million bail. Several Facebook groupies have suggested setting up a fund. Meek said "I just want them to know that this is really not like me, I'm not some kingpin
". He added that his only crime was that "they found a pistol in my trunk
", which is only going to fan the flames.
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