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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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413 COMMENTS

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31.

Nvts    

Once a thug always a thug. Sorry mom, you raised a ghetto, thug son. FRY HIM!

39 days ago
32.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

No one is stereotyping him based on his tattoos. They can make excuses for why he is carrying an arsenal of guns all they want, but the fact is that felons can't be around guns, let alone possess them. If he wanted out of the gang all he had to do was move to a new area where no one knew of his gang affiliation.

39 days ago
33.

Oldfart    

Why are you posting these stories about some punk gun carrying gang member ? Does he make your butthole quiver or what Harvey?

39 days ago
34.

dropped    

Lol Jesus....****ing stupid women

39 days ago
35.

Alex    

"oh my baby didn't do anything !" if I had a dollar for every time I heard that. He's been a practicing Christen because he looked at a Bible once, seven years ago. Let's post the pictures of him, the one time he saw his kid. He's a wanna be thug walking around the streets with a gun, Good people don't do that. face the truth lady, you failed as a parent and you want us all to feel sorry for you now.

39 days ago
36.

James    

I don't trust anything just`cause his mom said it but I damn sure don't trust anything the pigs say either. They will lie and trump stuff up just to get their own stats up.

39 days ago
37.

tmzcarl33    

Where are all the hoes that were singing his praises now that you know he's married you we hear crickets;). Lol oh and he's married! Lol smh oh and a Christian. So he ain't a thug...lmao!

39 days ago
38.

Lauren    

Wy would he be charged for criminal gang activity if he isn't involved anymore?

39 days ago
39.

Jamey Hunter    

Mothers are always the biggest liars or blind to their children's crimes

39 days ago
40.

MRJKAVL    

Um who cares

39 days ago
41.

tmzcarl33    

I wonder how many hoes will give money to bail him out, now that we know he's a married, Christian who is no longer a thug?:)...lol where are all the hoes that wanted to bang him now?:) dumb Azz women!

39 days ago
42.

jerzygal2014    

After seeing the pic tmz put up.. He's not good looking! I thought he was!

39 days ago
43.

Roscoe    

Walking around with a loaded firearm? Silly guy. You have to be a fully white Texan to be able to do that lol.

39 days ago
44.

Sin D    

What did Meeks dad say? Oh you can't find him....of course.

39 days ago
45.

Ozzie X    

Is some ghetto music production company give him a recording contract, and auto tune everything? Why is this even on TMZ? he's not a celebrity, TMZ desperate much?

39 days ago
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