Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page has been flooded with comments about the mugshot of an alleged criminal, named Jeremy Meeks.
Jeremy Meeks is a 30-year-old who was arrested on felony weapons charges in Stockton, California, according to the local police force.
He’s also arguably the most popular suspect on the department’s Facebook page.
Jeremy Meeks’ police mugshot has generated 38,000 likes and 12,000 comments.
Stockton Police say they caught Jeremy Meeks as part of its Operation Ceasefire operation.
It included the area’s gang violence suppression unit, community response team, gang task force and nine other organizations, including the FBI.
Jeremy Meeks was arrested on Wednesday on five weapons charges and one gang charge, according to Officer Joseph Silva, a spokesman for the Stockton Police Department.
He was one of four men arrested in the Weston Ranch area of Stockton, a city of about 300,000 people in northern California.
Four guns were confiscated.
Joseph Silva called Jeremy Meeks “one of the most violent criminals in the Stockton area”.
Jeremy Meeks has done an interview with AKXTV from jail, saying authorities arrested him after finding a gun in his boot.
“I just visited my wife and she said I like, blew up all over Facebook,” he said.
“I just want [people] to know that this is really not like me, I’m not some kingpin.”
One user has also set up a Facebook fan page for Jeremy Meeks, who is being held in the San Joaquin County Jail on $900,000 bail.
The other three men arrested, whose mugshots also appear on the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page, had a total of 350 comments between them.
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