Florida ‘Wide Neck’ Man Who Went Viral After His Mugshot Was Released, Arrested For Stalking

Florida ‘Wide Neck’ Man Who Went Viral After His Mugshot Was Released, Arrested For Stalking

A Florida man who gained internet fame when his previous mug shot went viral has been arrested again.

According to ABC News 4, 35-year-old Charles McDowell, whose last mug shot went viral over four years ago, has been arrested on charges of aggravated stalking and withholding support. He was detained and booked this past Sunday into Escambia County Jail, where he was previously taken when he was arrested in 2018.

McDowell is being held without bond.

The Pensacola, FL man, with his distinct wide neck, gained more than 1 million new followers on social media after police officials released his photograph following his arrest in 2018.

He capitalized on his newfound fame, starting a recording career and releasing several rap songs under the moniker, “Wide Neck.”

McDowell had an arrest warrant placed after he is alleged to have committed the offense of aggravated stalking during the summer in Escambia County. He reportedly appeared at a woman’s home and sent her threatening text messages.

The warrant was filed in August, although he was just arrested this past weekend.

His claim to fame took place on Nov. 13, 2018, when the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office released a statement announcing his arrest.

“Congratulations to Charles Dion McDowell, DOB: 8/12/87 *share

“Charles Dion McDowell was arrested for Fleeing/Eluding Police with Lights & Sirens Active, Possession of Meth with Intent to Sell/Manufacture/Deliver, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell/Manufacture/Deliver Schedule II, Possession of Controlled Substance without a Prescription, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Equipment. McDowell is currently a guest at the GoldStar Hotel with a bond of $57,000. #Gotcha”

The New York Post reported that McDowell collaborated with another person who also had a noticeable oddity, “Daddy Long Neck.” The two of them recorded a song and made a video. The video, “Neckst Big Thing” garnered almost 6 million views. Warning: Adult Content.