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4 arrested for weapons, here’s why one suspect is getting lots of extra attention

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Posted at 8:17 PM, Jun 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-20 11:46:34-04
Photo of: Jeremy Meeks. Image courtesy Stockton Police Department via Facebook.

Photo of: Jeremy Meeks. Image courtesy Stockton Police Department via Facebook.

STOCKTON, Calif. — The Stockton Police Department posted a mugshot of a man on their Facebook page Wednesday and the man’s photo went viral–attracting nearly 30,000 likes in about a day.

Stockton Police Department officials stated that Jeremy Meeks was arrested as part of an Operation Ceasefire enforcement mission, and when the man’s photo was posted to the department’s Facebook page it garnered more than 2,400 shares and almost 29,000 likes in just over 24 hours.

Comments on Stockton PD’s post regarding the man seemed to revolve around the man’s appearance, with many saying the man was “sexy” or commenting on his striking eyes.  A photo of another suspect arrested in the same operation received only 538 likes and 22 shares in the same time period.

FOX 13 News’ sister station FOX 40 also posted the man’s photo, and that post was liked more than 210,000 times and shared more than 37,000 times.

According to the Stockton Police Department, the man was arrested on a felony weapons charge. Three other individuals were arrested during the operation for felony weapons charges: 22-year-old Terry Bailey,  18-year-oldJuzri Coleman and 44-year-old Joelin Coleman. Click here for more details on the operation from the Stockton Police Department.