Look, we all love to eyeball a particularly peeper-popping mug shot — be it of a sexy suspect (as in the case of bisexual gangbanger Mirella Ponce and “hot felon” turned pro model Jeremy Meeks) or an accused outlaw who appears especially outrageous (such as lumpen Frank Yeager, the “Realtor From Hell,” or Brittany S. Carter, a woman charged with raping her taxi driver — who then smiled for the cops’ camera).
Now thanks to photo-sharing social-media sites like Instagram, entire accounts are dedicated to posting alluring, alarming, or otherwise intriguing mug shots.Mugshawtys and Hot.Mugshots, for example, focus on attractive female arrestees. Funny Mugshots, meanwhile, supplies what its name implies, often accompanying each precinct pic with a headline describing the crackpot crime in question. Other sites combine both elements. Jeremy Meeks, of course, boasts his own popular Instagam account.
Below is a sampling of these wacky criminal image warehouses.
Some crimes cited on Mugashawtys are fairly serious — at least to the third degree.
“Have a DWI and a Smile” is not a slogan (or behavior) that should catch on.
“Flashing” is the sort of charge that seems made for this type of page.
Shelia Eddy is sentenced to life in prison. She teamed up with her friend Rachel Shoaf and together they lured a mutual friend, 16-year-old Skylar Neese, into the woods and stabbed her over fifty times. Since the murder, Skylar’s Law has been passed. “…Skylar Neese was initially considered a runaway and no Amber Alert was issued to publicly notify people of her disappearance. Last year, the legislature tweaked the state’s Amber Alert process that had limited it to cases where a child is believed to be abducted. The revised law now requires law enforcement to relay initial reports of any missing child to state police, regardless if the person is a runaway. Amber Alert personnel would then decide whether or not to issue an alert.”
And then there’s the occasional grim reminder that, oh, yes — many of these people are actually frightening, deadly criminals.
Hold the sausage. Really.
She’s clearly giving the photographer some lip.
The real criminal may be whatever mad scientist used his time machine to kidnap this caveman.
It is a very moving film.
Cut in the act!
3. HOT FELONS
The Hot Felons page includes an array of genders. Like this handsome gentleman.
Then this lady also delivers on the page’s promise of spotlighting the conventionally attractive.
… and then there’s this stunner. Remember, “hot” is in the eye of the beholder!
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Main photos: Jeremy Meeks [Stockton Police Department]; Sheila Eddy [Lakin Prison]; Angela Green [Wickliffe Police Department]; Christopher Ray Woods [Baldwin County Detention Center]