Woman’s Mugshot Gets a Lot Of Attention Online and Eventually Goes Viral
A woman’s mugshot has gone viral on Facebook thanks to her good looks and many admirers. The photo was posted online by Sydney police to help track her down but unfortunately it didn’t receive the attention they were after.
Jocelyn Laird, 44, from the Manly area, was wanted by police in relation to an outstanding warrant. She has since been found. The photo of Ms Laird was posted on the Northern Beaches Police Area Command Facebook page and across other local pages on Tuesday to help track her down.
Instead, many social media followers were more interested in her appearance than her whereabouts.
“Wanted for stealing my heart,” one man wrote. When one person asked what the warrant was for another man replied: “Taking my breath away.”
Police have since removed the Facebook post with the Manly Observer saying: “Readers, we have been in contact with the person previously mentioned and referred them to Dee Why Police. As such we are electing to remove the original information. Thank you all for your feedback – comments have been deleted and disabled. We would like to remind those have criticised that this is absolutely an appropriate post for this page. Police have sent the photo and information to us as a matter of public safety news and we have shared similar broadcasts on countless occasions as all and any news sites do.”
The story of Jocelyn Laird is very similar to the man with the most famous mugshot Jeremy Meeks, a former gang member turned international fashion model. He was arrested in 2014 during a gang sweep in California and rose to fame when his mugshot was posted by police on Facebook. Now he has 1.6 million followers on Instagram and is worth almost $6 million.
Images: Sydney police and Stockholm police Facebook