A California gang member's mugshot is getting a lot of attention. According to the NY Post, Mirella Ponce was arrested for a routine traffic stop on Monday in Fresno. Authorities took to Facebook to share that Ponce is a Tiny Rascal Gang member and social media fans have not been able to get enough of her.
"The only crime she committed was stealing my heart," commented one user on Facebook. "Yoo I’m sending her some money for her books.... shoot I might just bail her out with her fine behind," added another. "She's beautiful tho that highlight poppin," commented another fan.
Others were less congratulatory. "Wow. Everybody's on here talking about how she's pretty. She was endangering her child's life rolling around with a gang member and a loaded weapon. Good Lord people. Who cares about her looks and highlight. She's a freaking criminal... Smh," shared a commenter. Another wished Ponce uses her Insta-fame for good: "Hope she works her beauty and puts it to work..Hope she changes her life around for her and her children."
As the Fresno Police post shares, Ponce was arrested for possessing a loaded firearm (seen below). She was with her infant child and two other gang members during the traffic stop. A passenger was arrested for an unrelated felony charge.
As NBC4i notes, this is not the first "hot" California mugshot to take over the Internet. Back in 2015, Jeremy Meeks became famous for his mugshot when arrested on gun charges. Known as the "Hot Felon," Meek gained a following and caught the eye of modeling professionals. Following his release, Meeks signed a deal with a modeling agency and has since been spotted on high fashion runways including the Philipp Plein Sport show at Milan Fashion Week.
[Photo: Fresno Police Dept]