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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

Hot Mug Shot Guy Gangster
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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411 COMMENTS

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91.

Chgome    

good looking ? really what a joke this is, TMZ you guys are worthless

61 days ago
92.

Jackie    

Nice try.....****in arsehole.

61 days ago
93.

Bunz    

Funny how women are attracted to losers. Then wonder why they're 3 kids end up fatherless on welfare. Loser mentality!!!!!!

61 days ago
94.

Erika     

Doesn't a filled in tear drop under the eye mean you killed someone? I dont think a murderer is hot.

61 days ago
95.

Elsie75    

Why are people taking about his tear drop. For what ever reason he put it doesn't mean now he's that same person. Yes maybe when he was younger he was in a gang n yes he did things he shouldn't had but it doesn't mean a person can't change there life around. See this is what happens when a person judges a book by there cover I just think there better things to report on the news then a young man who has tattoos n was arrested for gun chargers in this world we sometimes have to protect our selfs because of the kind of life style we use to live.

61 days ago
96.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

It looks he has gotten more attractive with age and the cutting of his hair. The guy that I assume is his older brother is quite attractive also. Maybe moreso because he has some bulk.

61 days ago
97.

manbearpig    

a person with neck/face tats= time behind bars about 99.999999999999% of the time.

61 days ago
98.

rashida    

I live in Stockton and saw him in the store last week and he reeked of weed.

61 days ago
99.

dude    

right, it was the old tattoos, and not the old guns and the old loaded gun that he was concealing and he's being railroaded because he is so good looking that if looks could kill, well... Guns don't kill people. Good looks kill people. Haven't you seen Zoolander.

61 days ago
100.

YourOneAndOnly    

I don't understand hpw he was on hos way to work when they reported they arrested him along with 3 other people, yes he may be a chnged man but I'm sure he knew when he was younger that getting the tatts would be apart of his life forever and later if he tried to turn his life around, he would be forever judge based apond them, but he made the decision to get them so now the judging is what he will hve too deal with the rest of his life...

61 days ago
101.

zombie    

Oh, I am sorry, I mistakingly thought this was a CELEBRITY BASED WEB SITE, granted, filled with mostly z list celebs. I did not realize we were making dipshyts getting arrested into z listers now because some horney, desperate women are swooning over a bum.

61 days ago
102.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

mug shot or thug shot?

61 days ago
103.

bigwill    

Really is everyone on TMZ racist shame on you people. I'm sure you will be in church Sunday while you keep on hating. White men carry guns all day, after-all its your god given right to murder black men for going to the store or playing loud music. You people are really sick.

61 days ago
104.

rlemons    

Hmmm

61 days ago
105.

Krassykay     

Can we talk about how the gallery called "sexy mugshots" is just full of white people. See in America white criminals are hot and sexy... Black people are just criminals who are vilified. Good job America!!

61 days ago
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