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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

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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.

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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I see a reality show in Jesse's future. Hollywood agents are probably falling over each other to sign this gorgeous dude for acting or modeling contracts. They wouldn't care about Jesse's criminal past since some of them are probably criminals themselves.

90 days ago


Since when are alleged felons celebrities?

90 days ago


Wow tmz has become a haven for the bottom of the barrel. Nobody street thugs and rappers, transgender reporters, anything involving racism not to mention everything kardashian! Jez Louis what happened to the good ole days

90 days ago


Why are ppl even entertaining this ****????? Again, Americans focused on the wrong things

90 days ago


Ask his neighbors if they feel comfortable having him back home considering the charges against him. What do looks have to do with character? All you girls would you like it if that thug robbed or shot someone you cared for? Criminals don't always have scars..or ugly scary faces....the key here is $900,000. bond..are you all crazy?

90 days ago

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Is like to know what job he has that they don't care about his tear drop tat and his neck tats?

90 days ago


I'm sure he's totally innocent. I believe the Easter Bunny is real also

90 days ago


I don't get it. He's not dreamy to me. He's creepy.

90 days ago


What next??? The president invites him to the Whitehouse for a one on one basketball game.

90 days ago


Wait... he's married, great father & innocent? Not interested anymore. I liked him when I thought he was a thug.

90 days ago


This is ****ed up. Make people who live positive lives famous. Make people who had little to no chance at a life who work hard famous. I dont care what they look like, people like this and others like him before and after dont deserve to have exclusive stories written on them because they have nice eyes. We live in such a superficial society that its possible for *******s like this to get exposure and donations. He made bad choices and is being rewarded. This is disgusting. He deserves to be be shunned, not celebrated.

90 days ago


You're not given almost a million dollar bail because you have "old tattoos". I hate they're making such a big deal out of this thug. I'm sure his victims don't think he's "dreamy". He's a thug punk and momma should have raised him better. Typically that now they're all laying blame elsewhere.

90 days ago


Oh now he has a chance on becoming famous and mama comes to his defense!! LMFAO!!

90 days ago


I need more background story before I fund some money over. Million dollar bail *1st question if he didn't kill nobody why is the bail so high??? 2nd question is he on probation currently? 3rd How we know he keeping it together and not some good looking craze wannabe thug

90 days ago


Cute kid! Great smile! His good looking self needs to get the F out of Stockton, lowest of the low cities right there.

90 days ago
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