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Dreamy McMug Shot

Mom Comes to His Defense

He's No Gangster!

6/20/2014 8:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Jeremy Meeks -- aka Dreamy McMug Shot -- for sure does one thing well ... he makes good kids, and has a very loyal mom who says McMug is being stereotyped because of his old tattoos.

Meeks is currently being held on $900,000 bail for illegally possessing firearms and ammo, carrying a loaded firearm in public and criminal street gang activity. 

His mother, Katherine Angier, is trying to raise money for bail using the website GoFundMe. She wrote, "Please help. 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 tattoos."

She added, "He's my son and he is so sweet. Please help him to get a fair trial or else he'll be railroaded."

McMug's sister tells TMZ ... the only reason he carries guns is because he used to be in a gang and needs to protect himself.  And she says, he's been a practicing Christian for 7 years. 

The D.A.'s office says Meeks is a known member of the Northside Gangster Crips ... which is why gang charges were also filed against him.

Angier is hoping to raise $25,000 for her son's bail ... but as of this posting, she's only received $238.

The kid is 3 years old. The mother is McMug's wife. They have been married for 4 years.

Check out the gallery below of a few shots of Jeremy through the years. Let's just say ... a haircut did the man wonders!



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He is so fine, I knew he was innocent the whole time

123 days ago


If his old gang members want him dead, having all that wont stop them.

123 days ago


Yeah, we're all real sorry for stereotyping an "ex" gang member who's been arrested for carrying illegal firearms for their own safety. That's what they all say. Just because you're good with kids and a "Christian" doesn't mean anything. Good looking or not.

123 days ago

Colonel Nudge    

an observation : why is it that when a thug gets arrested their last names never are the same as their moms? hmmm

123 days ago


I guess if you're 12 you would think he's hot,, he's not.

123 days ago


Yeah! he's no gangster who ever the hell this is. Because gangsters don't have tear eyedrop and neck tattoos all over their mug. Woman! Just come out and play the king of all cards! Just go ahead and say he was stereotyped because of his race!

123 days ago


Nice tear drop tat.....

123 days ago


you guys trying to get this guy a reality show? publicizing this is pretty deplorable TMZ. stick to annoying celebs k

123 days ago

Colonel Nudge    

and just so you know, almost a million in bail. yeah, they want him and he'll be held so long and forced to enter a guilty plea.

123 days ago

BLUE UGLY đź’©    

Your son is a loser, you failed him just like he's going to fail his kid

123 days ago


she is raising money for his bail?

123 days ago


Hi Mom, should we explain to you what a tear drop tattoo under the eye means? Such a sweetheart of a child....

And to the morons who donated $238 so far, go by lottery tickets instead, a much better investment.

123 days ago


Wife? There goes any hope of people donating to bail his butt out. lol

123 days ago


With one picture he is more famous than Harvey's Famous in 12 skanks. lol

123 days ago


Hi Mom, should we explain to you what a tear drop tattoo means under someones eye? Such a nice son you have there.....

And to those morons who donated $238, go by scratch off's instead its a much better investment.

123 days ago
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