A Sydney woman wanted by police has captured the hearts of Australians after her glamorous mugshot was circulated on social media.
The Northern Beaches Area Command posted a photo of Jocelyn Laird, 44, and said she was wanted on an outstanding warrant.
Police said they were appealing for public assistance in locating the 44-year-old and that she was known to frequent the Manly area.
The post was quickly inundated with comments from social media users with some taking the opportunity to praise her physical appearance.
The Northern Beaches Area Command posted a photo of Jocelyn Laird, 44, and said she was wanted on an outstanding warrant on Tuesday
One commenter asked what the warrant was for, to which another replied: ‘taking my breath away’.
‘Wanted for stealing my heart,’ another wrote.
The bizarre comments forced police to limit the comments on the Facebook post.
Local publication Manly Observer also deleted and then disabled comments on a similar post and explained why in the comments.
‘Thank you all for your feedback – comments have been deleted and disabled. We would like to remind those have criticised that this is absolutely an appropriate post for this page,’ the publications said.
‘Police have sent the photo and information to us as a matter of public safety news and we have shared similar broadcasts on countless occasions as all and any news sites do.’
One woman defended the wanted woman and asked users not to be so judgmental.
‘Would be nice if people could stop being so visually judgmental and verbally victimising on community calls for help,’ she wrote.
Anyone who sees or knows of the whereabouts of Jocelyn Laird has been asked to contact Dee Why Police or Crime Stoppers.