Judge orders man to jail for sagging pants

Judge orders man to jail for sagging pants

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RIVIERA BEACH, FL - APRIL 23: Two youths wear their pants with the underwear showing on April 23, 2009 in Riviera Beach, Florida. Recently Palm Beach Circuit Judge Paul Moyle ruled a Riviera Beach city law banning sagging pants is unconstitutional in the case of a 17-year-old who was arrested and held overnight in jail for breaking the law. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on April 11, 2012 at 8:37 AM

 PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities in central Alabama say a man has been given a three-day jail sentence for contempt of court for wearing so-called saggy pants.

   The Montgomery Advertiser reports that 20-year-old LaMarcus D. Ramsey was in Autauga County Circuit Court on Tuesday to enter a plea on a charge of receiving stolen property.

   Circuit Judge John Bush told Ramsey his blue jeans were sagging too low and gave him the three-day stint, which will be served in the Autauga Metro jail. The judge told Ramsey to buy pants that fit or a belt when he gets out of jail.

   It wasn't known Wednesday morning whether Ramsey has an attorney.
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   Information from: Montgomery Advertiser, http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com
 

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