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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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241.

Ms. Meeks    

he gets even better because he is nice and tall.....wowwwwww im in love... i hope his wife took care of his needs 24/7 cuz i would wait on him like a man should be waited on ...well a man that looks like him and his tattoos make him even hotter....FACE IT GUYS, WOMEN LOVE BAD BOYS BECAUSE THEY SEEM LIKE AN ALPHA MALE AND WOMEN BIOLOGICALLY LOVE THAT CAVE MAN LOVE...WE DONT WANT SOME BITCH THAT WE CAN WALK ALL OVER WE WANT MEN THAT WILL CHECK US AND ACT LIKE A MAN NOT LIKE A WOMEN LIKE MOST MEN NOWADAYS .....

95 days ago
242.

nobody    

whoever hires him and manages him is going to make a lot of money. He can sell anything with those looks. #internationalstar!

94 days ago
243.

Elizabeth    

So far they have raised $3,779.00 out the asking amount of $25,000 193 people donated This is just crazy to me

94 days ago
244.

Kim    

He's gross.

93 days ago
245.

Erica    

Moms always defend their babies especially when its a boy. you dont get arrested because of your tattoos

92 days ago
246.

Tatami53    

It's good to know that TMZ is on the scene, using its slush fund to buy pix off o' Je-Me's Mama. Yes, let's turn Jer-Mee into an international star. He has the "looks" -- and everything else can be learned, right? He could make 30K a month??? Doing WHAT???

92 days ago
247.

StoryOfMyLifeTime    

Oh baby you're so fine, you're guilty! uhhhh! uhhh! you're guilty!! lol

92 days ago
248.

StoryOfMyLifeTime    

Damn! Hit me with it Gangstar! I promise not to cry! lol Just Pleaseee Hit me with it... Good looks. Oh about the bail thingy..... what's going on? I read everything but it's hard to not 'only comment on his looks'... hehe

92 days ago
249.

Jay    

Hmmm...I still don't think he's all that.

Boy, standards for beauty have really plummeted.

89 days ago
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