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Man Whose Wide Neck Mugshot Resulted In Viral Internet Fame Gets Arrested Again
"When all this is over with this last case, you have his word that’ll he’ll never go back to jail again!” Charles McDowell's Instagram states after his bond was revoked for a prior arrest.
A Florida man made internet famous for the girth of his neck is in the spotlight again.
Charles Dion McDowell, 31, had his bond for a prior arrest revoked on Tuesday, resulting in another mugshot for him. The prior arrest was for allegedly carrying a fanny pack jammed with cocaine, crack cocaine, meth and other narcotics in 2018, the Pensacola News Journal reports.
He will be behind bars until his trial for those charges, according to the Pensacola News Report. He has another court date in late February.
McDowell’s neck became a household ... neck … after his mugshot went viral in November when the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office posted it on its Facebook page (pictured, left).
He now has more than 1.3 million followers on his Instagram “damnwideneck.” He declares himself the “CEO of Wide Neck Gang” on his Instagram, which is full of photos of him with celebrities and of him making light of his neck.
Late last year, McDowell and Daddy Long Neck, a social media personality with a thin, long neck, released a tongue-in-cheek music video entitled "Neckst Up." It involves a lot of licking of necks. Both necky stars sport shirts that say “All Necks Matter” in the video.
McDowell’s Instagram account addressed the most recent arrest in a Wednesday post which states, “Tonight, Charles AKA Wideneck was arrested in his hometown of Pensacola. He didn’t get arrested on any new charges, the judge revoked his bond from his original charges. Now he has to sit in jail until his case is over with. He appreciates all the love and support from everyone in the past 2 months. Charles’ life has changed for the better for himself and his family. When all this is over with this last case, you have his word that’ll he’ll never go back to jail again!”
Just a few days after the arrest that made McDowell internet-famous, he was arrested again in Alabama after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase, the Auburn Plainsman reported.
[Photo: Escambia County Sheriff's Office]