A Twitter account called Mugshawtys posts the criminal charges and photos of women who look criminally attractive in their mugshots has racked up nearly 200,000 followers.
And while having a mug featured on the page may seem like a dubious honor, the man behind it says he’s been inundated with wannabe felon fatales begging for him to post their pics.
“A lot of people send me their own mugshots — I get probably 15 to 20 plus [direct messages] a day of different ones,” the creator of Mugshawtys 24-year-old electrician Josh Jeffrey. “A lot of what I post is submissions.”
Josh is a true crime lover from California, started collecting and posting female mugshots around 2016 or 2017 originally as a joke Twitter account.
The many mugshots of Sara Jane Isbister, whose collection of mugshots he posted as a pinned tweet, kicked off his desire to run the sites, Jeffery explained.
He calls websites that charge to take down mugshots “insane” and “the most f–ked-up thing I’ve ever heard.”
If a Mugshawty ever asks for her photo to be taken down, he complies immediately.
“If there’s anybody that doesn’t want their picture on there, I take it down with no questions asked,” he says.
“I think the US is the only country where there’s a public mugshot database,” he says. “I’ve posted some international mugshots, too, but every one of those the person sent me.”
Everybody always asks me who my fav mugshawty is…well here we go…a thread of Sara Jean Isbister…the mugshawtys profile picture
— mugshawtys (@mugshawtys) March 17, 2019