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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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123 days ago
227.

surrealchereal    

And if he's not a gang banger, why would you release photos of him throwin' gang signs?

123 days ago
228.

Pcofwork    

He's a thug. End of. Stop giving this guy attention, please.

123 days ago
229.

crazybsexy2    

Tmz had 31 photos of sexy mugshots and not one person is black. Racist f#cks!!

123 days ago
230.

Rocco Siffredi    

He is so sweet, he's the best. He just made some mistakes joining a gang, assaulting and robbing a child, carrying guns in public, storing amounts of weapons and that small title as street terrorism is nothing to care about.

Much sweet, no problem.

123 days ago
231.

mikeR    

He's just a thug...call it what it is. Even thugs can get married and have kids. You know this clown is going to a celeb, get his own reality show etc... Do you expect his Mom to say anything bad about him? Criminal's parents always say that their little angels are innocent.

123 days ago
232.

drgnldy    

There is alot of hostility on here. If we did the crime and you should take the consequences but we should not judge others due to appearances. We should not judge others at all only god will judge and only he will have to face it at the end. I know everyone here have not lived prefect lives without sin some worse than others so who are we to judge. I know I didn't. No one did and I mean NO ONE! We don't know what other people have gone through in their lIfe to have them be on the path they are at. But all this hostility and judgement is why this country is so messed up. Everyone has their own opinion and they have the right to it but don't judge unless u want to be judged. This man will deal with whatever outcome life will handout. All this hupla about his looks, fine but really? Is that the issue people really need to focus on with what's really going on in this world? We just need to worry about taking care of our own life to make better and safer and stop getting caught up on the bulls**t

123 days ago
233.

Singleton    

Doesn't that teardrop near his eye indicate he took a life?

123 days ago
234.

helen@nwk    

it's funny how im reading comments of how he is a thug for the child endangerment charge but if you CAREFULLY read the article its says he is 30 yrs old and was convicted. of this crime in 2002 which would. have made him 18 yrs old barely a child himself everybody is quick to judge but just how many of you have skeletons in your closets?? those who live

123 days ago
235.

helen@nwk    

in glass houses shouldn't throw stones

123 days ago
236.

myopinion    

Oh nooooo....He has two gold teeth in the front.....His brother looks way better.

123 days ago
237.

kellyg117    

The attention that this guy had been getting, due to his looks, is the reason people like Elliot Rodgers do the things they do.

123 days ago
238.

Tracy    

Yeah, they arrested him for no reason mom. Complete racial profiling. He's innocent.

Does she seriously think she could raise $900,000 for this loser? Come on. Pathetic.

123 days ago
239.

FREEDOM    

JAIL IS TOO GOOD FOR THIS GUY WITH DEVIL EYES.

122 days ago
240.

Emma T    

Dame he is very beautiful, he remind me of my sons and the their father.

122 days ago
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