Strangers offer to pay for gang member's bail after seeing her mug shot


Mirella Ponce - Fresno County Jail

(Mirella Ponce - Fresno Police Department)

Fresno police officers arrested 20-year-old gang member Mirella Ponce on a weapon charge after a car containing her and her infant child was pulled over. The Fresno Police Department posted her mug shot to Facebook and it immediately grabbed people's attention, with more than 3,000 Facebook shares as of Wednesday morning.

Police said Ponce is a member of the Tiny Rascal Gang, and added that two other members were in the vehicle.

Facebook comments under her mug shot read:

 “The only crime she committed was stealing my heart.”

“Ima just go bail her out. Free this hot gangster chick."

Ponce has visible tattoos on her neck and chest, including a red rose and another that reads "Love is Pain."

Police found a purple gun that belonged to Ponce. Once commenter wrote:

“I don’t know what’s cuter, her or this gun."

Ponce's gun - Fresno Police Department

(Ponce's gun - Fresno Police Department)

Click here to read more at the Fresno Bee.


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