Mug Shot of Man Arrested in Illegal Gun Sweep Goes Viral on Facebook

06/19/2014 at 07:50 PM EDT

Mug Shot of Man Arrested in Illegal Gun Sweep Goes Viral
Jeremy Meeks
Courtesy Stockton Police Department/Facebook
Some women must really like bad boys.

That could explain why a mug shot of Jeremy Meeks has attracted more than 24,000 likes and 6,000 comments on the Stockton Police Department's Facebook page.

Meeks, 30, was arrested for felony weapon charges on Wednesday in Stockton, California, as part of the police department's Operation Ceasefire sweep, which was conducted due to a recent increase in shootings and robberies in the Weston Ranch area.

While the charges against Meeks and three other men arrested in the operation are no laughing matter, the people who posted comments on his picture on the police department's Facebook page are anything but serious.

Pointing out his "beautiful eyes," one woman wanted to be locked up with him, another hashtagged the pic #hottiethug, and someone else wondered how many of the commenters would try out for The Bachelor in Jail if he was the prize.

But another commenter summed up the feelings of many of the commenters with the observation, "Could have been a model, a[n] actor! What bad decisions he made."

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