They were on their way to the warehouse where they workwhen they were arrested, she said.'He is a loving father, husband, brother, and uncle,' she said.

Tens of thousands of ladies have fallen under the spell of a reputed California gangster’s steely-blue eyes, but there is at least one woman who isn't impressed by the online frenzy - the suspect's own wife.‘She's furious,’ Meeks' friend Simone Johnson told CBS 13 at his arraignment Friday.

‘Her man is in there and people are taking it as a joke, thinking it’s funny talking about his looks, saying all kinds of crazy things.’Officer Joseph Silva, a spokesman for the Stockton Police Department, which sparked the mugshot craze Wednesday after sharing Meeks' booking photo on its Facebook page, was equally surprise by the worldwide attention.

He would not reveal the meaning of the teardrop tattoo beneath his left eye - which is sometimes a gang sign for carrying out a murder or relating to time spent locked up - but simply said he has done some things in the past of which he is not proud.

Alleged gangster: Meeks, from Stockton, California, is currently being held on $900,000 bail with a potentially lengthy prison sentence ahead of him if convicted.

Above, Meeks with his attorney during his arraignment Meeks' handsome photograph made social media swoon when the Stockton Police Department shared it on its Facebook page on Wednesday - sparking thousands of shares, 'likes', memes and very suggestive propositions.

He appeared briefly at an arraignment in Stockton on Friday wearing an orange prison jumpsuit and handcuffs and only spoke to confirm that he wanted a court appointed lawyer.

His bail was set at m and he is due to appear again June 27th.

In their statement, cops explained that he was stopped after he was seen leaving a home where a search warrant was about to be executed and, after carrying out a search on his car, cops found a 9mm round of ammunition and a small amount of 'what is believed to be' marijuana in his passenger compartment.

Dangerous: On his forearm he has a tattoo reading 'Crip' - seemingly a nod to the Crips, one of America's largest and most feared street gangs.

Right shows his teardrop tattoo, which often relates to a gang killing When he was pursued he threatened the store security officer saying he would 'f*** you all up...

mess you up' as well as threatening to 'kick your ass' until he was sprayed with pepper spray and arrested.