Viral 'Neck Guy' Arrested Once Again

Charles Dion McDowell, whose mugshot lit up the internet, was taken into custody Wednesday in Alabama.


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A large-necked man whose mugshot inspired countless memes can't stay out of trouble.

According to TMZ, Charles Dion McDowell was arrested Wednesday in Alabama on a slew of charges, including second-degree marijuana possession, reckless driving and improper lane usage, and attempting to elude law enforcement. The arrest occurred about a week after McDowell was catapulted out of anonymity for his now-viral mugshot.

The 31-year-old was previously booked in Florida for eluding and drug possession. Shortly after his arrest, McDowell's mugshot was shared on the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, and went on to garner nearly 300,000 comments and more than 265,000 shares. Why? Well, the dude's neck is abnormally large. And we mean abnormally.

Just take a look below. 

McDowell, who has since become known simply as "neck guy," was released by Florida authorities after posting bail. Once he received word about his internet fame, he took to social media to thank his new fans—specifically all the women "who gave him a chance."

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