Man with big neck whose mugshot shot him to notoriety is arrested again

Story from Jam Press (Neck Mugshot) Pictured: Charles McDowell pictured in his latest mugshot. Wide-necked man whose mugshot went viral arrested again. A man whose mugshot went viral due to his abnormally thick neck has been arrested again. Charles McDowell gained internet fame when he was previously nicked in 2018 on drug charges. Thousands pointed out his disproportionately wide neck. But four years on McDowell, 35, from Florida, US, is back behind bars after being arrested on Sunday (27 November) for charges of aggravated stalking and withholding child support. According to local media, a warrant was issued for his arrest in August after he showed up to a woman???s house and sent her threatening messages. McDowell is currently being held without bond in Escambia County Jail ??? where he had previously spent time. Between his two stints in Escambia, he also found himself arrested Alabama in 2019 for allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase. He was charged with eluding police, second-degree marijuana possession, driving with a revoked license, reckless driving and improper lane usage. McDowell's notoriety has earned him one million Instagram followers over the years and he even recorded a rap song under the name Wide Neck. Released in 2020, ???Neckst Big Thing??? has racked up 5.8 million views on YouTube. ENDS
Charles McDowell was arrested on Sunday for aggravated stalking and withholding child support (Picture: Escambia County Sheriff’s Office)

A wide-necked man whose mugshot made him Instagram famous has been arrested once again.

Charles McDowell, who has an unusually thick neck, was arrested on Sunday for charges of aggravated stalking and withholding child support.

The 35-year-old from Florida, US, was arrested in 2018 on drug charges when his mugshot first gained internet fame.

The image, shared by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, sparked almost 300,000 comments, many of which contained puns about the most distinguishable element of his appearance.

‘He was in the middle of transforming into the hulk when they took the mugshot,’ one person joked.

Another said: ‘Somebody notify his neckst of kin!’

He was also arrested in 2019 for allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase in Alabama, where he was charged with eluding police, second-degree marijuana possession, driving with a revoked licence, reckless driving and improper lane usage.

McDowell’s notoriety and large neck has earned him 1 million followers on his Instagram account called ‘Damnwideneck’, where people have asked him who he was stalking.

Story from Jam Press (Neck Mugshot) Pictured: Charles McDowell pictured in a previous mugshot. Wide-necked man whose mugshot went viral arrested again. A man whose mugshot went viral due to his abnormally thick neck has been arrested again. Charles McDowell gained internet fame when he was previously nicked in 2018 on drug charges. Thousands pointed out his disproportionately wide neck. But four years on McDowell, 35, from Florida, US, is back behind bars after being arrested on Sunday (27 November) for charges of aggravated stalking and withholding child support. According to local media, a warrant was issued for his arrest in August after he showed up to a woman???s house and sent her threatening messages. McDowell is currently being held without bond in Escambia County Jail ??? where he had previously spent time. Between his two stints in Escambia, he also found himself arrested Alabama in 2019 for allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase. He was charged with eluding police, second-degree marijuana possession, driving with a revoked license, reckless driving and improper lane usage. McDowell's notoriety has earned him one million Instagram followers over the years and he even recorded a rap song under the name Wide Neck. Released in 2020, ???Neckst Big Thing??? has racked up 5.8 million views on YouTube. ENDS
The 35-year-old first went viral when he was arrested in 2018 (Picture: Escambia County Sheriff’s Office)

He has even released a rap song under the name Wide Neck, and has collaborated with fellow musician Daddy Long Neck on a song called ‘Neckst Up’.

The video has racked up 13 million views on YouTube.

McDowell’s most recent arrest warrant was first issued in August after he showed up to a woman’s house and sent her threatening messages.

He is being held without bond in Escambia County Jail.

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