Jeremy Meeks, Hot Mug Shot Guy, Speaks Out: I'm Married! And Not a Kingpin!

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Jeremy Meeks, a convicted felon whose hot mug shot went viral this week, is speaking out from jail about his bizarre 15 minutes of fame - and his incarceration.

Speaking to ABC's local affiliate in Sacramento, Calif., Jeremy Meeks said that he learned of his sudden Internet popularity after chatting with his wife.

Yes, he's married. Sorry ladies.

"Well I appreciate [the attention]," Meeks, 30, said from behind a glass wall. "But I just want them to know that this is really not me, I'm not some kingpin."

Meeks' mugshot set the Internet ablaze after the Stockton, Calif., Police Department posted his picture to its official Facebook page on Wednesday.

Meeks and four others were arrested in a gang-related bust, dubbed Operation Ceasefire, a combined effort between federal and local police authorities.

His mom Katherine Angier insists her son is no thug, though, talking to the web to plead her case. "Please help," Angier wrote of her son's $900,000 (!!) bail.

"My son was taken into custody on his way to work," Meeks' mother adds. "He is a working man with a son. He is being stereotyped due to old tattoos."

Jeremy Meeks Mugshot

"He's my son and he is so sweet," she wrote.

Meeks' mother posted photos of Jeremy with his little boy, 3, pleading his case to the public: "Please help him to get a fair trial or else he'll be railroaded."

As of Friday afternoon, she's raised $418.

Meeks' sister, meanwhile, says that Meeks was only armed at the time for protection purposes and has been a practicing Christian for seven years.

He's also been married four years and is a good family man, she insists, though Stockton PD spokesman Joseph Silva counters that Meeks is no saint.

In fact, the police say he's "one of the most violent criminals in the Stockton area." Not a model citizen, they say, even if he has model-good looks.

Jeremy Meeks Pics
Jeremy Meeks looking HOT in court. No seriously, those orange jumpsuits are really a fiery color. They also aren't cotton and don't breathe.

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Im not 500lb fat white woman. Im actually 130 hot white woman and id give him a viagra and scream 4hrs straight. He's hot!!! But if he did hurt someone else he needs to pay his debt

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he looks like a half-breed mutt....im sure 500lb white women are lining up to git em sum dat half-negro

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Let me be clear. . . There is NOTHING sexy or hot about a murder, a gangbanger, a liar, a thief, a cheat and a FELON! Everything that looks good isn't good! Olé blue eyes has got a pretty mouth, by the time he gets out of prison you'll be able to drive a Mack Truck through his colon. Is he still hot?

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Just another sorry gangbanger. He'll get whats due to him in prison.

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Not a criminal? Lmao he's a convicted felon! Not to mention his tattoos on his face and neck lol what a pos (either he's a legit thug or a wannabe) - he can and should be arrested so what if he's a dad he was running with a gang for fucks sake, "he's just a working man, with a child please help" lol ya right where the hell does he work with a tear drop tattoo? What's he a teacher? A dr ? Lmao ahh America you are always always a sucker for a pretty face

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Indeed he's a very good looking man... And he looks like a model, a sexy one ! I hope he won't be put in jail... He has a son to take care ....

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@ Nickigoddess

Yes he does have a son, and he should have thought of before he did the crime. If we let out every felon because "he has a son", heck, why bother putting anyone in prison? Let 'em all go.

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He is very good looking but that isn't a good thing when you go to jail. If he is innocent I hope they straighten it out and let him go,if he's guilty then jail is where he should be no matter how good looking he is.