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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
EXCLUSIVE

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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.

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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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410 COMMENTS

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181.

Fugly    

Every dumb beezitch that wants this guy, deserves him. Enjoy a miserable life of malt liquor and crack

88 days ago
182.

Crabby    

im sure his cell mates will love looking down into his beautiful blue eyes while he is on his knees sucking their dick

88 days ago
183.

Sir Humpalot    

send money? nope...send a stockpile of soap on a rope!

88 days ago
184.

louise    

I can't believe how gullible people are. This guy is nothing but a thug. Wake up People!!

88 days ago
185.

Zorg    

The next star

88 days ago
186.

Jennifer    

He's ugly except the mug shot.

88 days ago
187.

Will    

One writer said he was being stereotyped by his race. Gee. He's handsome and all but I don't see any racial characteristics. He's just a striking man. I wish his insides were as good looking as his outsides.

88 days ago
188.

HighClassRiffRaff    

I wish I wld help this thug wth money! He goin to wrk wth a gun tho, yea aiigght!

88 days ago
189.

marti    

his eyes are amazing

88 days ago
190.

curt9000    

Send money!!???!lol Sounds like mom missed her calling as well..The lost member of The Queens of Comedy! I send a donation right after I send one to that idiot actor who just shot his wife to death!! ****, ask his gang bangin crew for the money.

88 days ago
191.

ShanesBabe    

For all those women saying this guy can b a model....no chance of that now cuz I imagine hes gonna b old n gray when hes released. And for the women griping boy how he couldn't b a model cuz of his tats...ever hear of body make up?

87 days ago
192.

MsT76    

Judge NOT!!! None of us know this man or the truth about his life, so how can you sit up on high and judge him?? Of course his mother is gonna defend him, that's her job, the day your mother stops believing in you, you might as well pack it in son cause your life is ****ed!! He isn't an attention seeking whore celebrity, he didn't ask for any of this, do again stop judging him!!! Oh and no gangsta/criminal has ever turned their life around, right?!!? And for those of you who Kerri talking smack about TMZ

87 days ago
193.

tooshy20    

Who cares how he looks!! There are plenty of good looking guys in jail and prison!! He did crime he should pay for it! Point Blank!

87 days ago
194.

MsT76    

And for those of you who keep talking smack about TMZ, why does your monkey azz keep coming back to this site day after day after day???? STFU and GTFOH!!!!

87 days ago
195.

JennA    

Lesson #1: No tattoos from the neck up, EVER. A sleeve makes you an "artist", a tramp stamp means "I went through a phase", but a tat on your neck or face = gangsta for life. Lesson #2: Don't join a gang. (I don't think that one needs clarification).

87 days ago
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