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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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211.

FREEDOM    

HE DESERVES THE ELECTRIC CHAIR.......ZZZZZ-ZTTT

92 days ago
212.

xo3    

Why did his mom choose pics where he's throwing up gang signs to portray him as a nice guy? His sister is representin' too lol. Thugs for life.

92 days ago
213.

FREEDOM    

TO GLORIFY THIS MAN SHOWS YOU HOW MANY SERIOUSLY IGNORANT PEOPLE THERE ARE IN AMERICA.

92 days ago
214.

FREEDOM    

HE HAS THE EYES OF THE DEVIL.

92 days ago
215.

Cali~girl    

Who the heck is this guy???

92 days ago
216.

Kowny Krush    

1) He ain't that hot. 2) Is this what it's come to? He's got a fcuking TEAR DROP on his face! Christ Almighty. 3) Watch and see: this guy will soon be getting modeling and TV talk show offers. What a screwed up mess everything is anymore.

92 days ago
217.

Phony    

And the section 8 whores go wild

92 days ago
218.

Robin B    

HE IS A TOTAL GANG BANGER AND WILL NEVER CHANGE, HMMMM GEE THE CLUE IS THAT HIS BAIL IS ALMOST A MILLION DOLLARS DAH JUS CAUSE HE HAS KIDS DONT MAKE HIM A GOOD GUY....... WAKE UP

92 days ago
219.

The world is disgusting    

Um, women, raise your expectations. "McDreamy"?! Uhg. This is disturbing.

92 days ago
220.

mrmiller508    

Who cares ppl get a life

92 days ago
221.

alexhmelevsky    

Wow you guys are ****ing terrible. Who is the real monster here? Him? Or you judgmental ****tards who think you know something... or someone....so tattoos make you a bad guy? Bitch I make right around a 100k a year I'm covered in tattoos and I've been to prison. My daughter is going to a major university on scholarship I was a **** WAS I still deal with **** from my past as it comes up notice I used my REAL NAME HERE I'm not concerned about hiding and talking **** about someone. Hell you people probably live half way normal lives by that I mean the norm now days is to live at mommy and daddy's house...Naw I moved when I was 18 to another state you don'thave a clue what someone has been through but your quick to judge him...it's sad honestly. And to the ratchet **** don't say **** about the man's kids...don't speak that evil on them saying they're going to be JOB SECURITY FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT. Wow you people living in your parents basements trolling the net for someone to bash your what's wrong with this country. You make it hard to be proud of MY COUNTRY....YOU JUDGE BUT I BET YOU ARE ALL CHRISTIANS HUH...BETTER PULL OUT THE GOOD BOOK AND START OVER. YOU DON'T HAVE THAT RIGHT TO JUDGE ANOTHER MAN....YOU'LL BE JUDGE AT THE GATE. PEACE.......... BLESS........... I AM ALEXANDER HMELEVSKY

92 days ago
222.

Kell    

TMZ is posting this mess.

92 days ago
223.

Skeptic     

Face and neck tats. Yuck. I saw him on the news and he doesn't look dreamy, he looked downright scary. Don't let the blue eyes fool ya. I personally have no clue if he's what they say he is, only God knows that but If he is ,I hope he cleans it up for that child.

92 days ago
224.

K South West    

Hes not a gangster just a person walking with an arsenal that can harm maime or kill an innocent bystanding child. Yes your child was born to be a posterkid and get shot in a grocery parking lot because someone cut this guy off on the road. Sexy. Fyi in arabia even the police don't carry guns. Report that us instead of beer drinking iraq

92 days ago
225.

John    

But he is a felon, so......

92 days ago
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