Tuesday 21 January 2020

Man jailed... for his saggy jeans

A man has been jailed for contempt for wearing saggy trousers in a US court (AP)
A man has been jailed for contempt for wearing saggy trousers in a US court (AP)

A man has been jailed by an American judge for wearing saggy trousers.

Twenty-year-old LaMarcus Ramsey was in Autauga County Circuit Court, in Alabama, 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 a three-day sentence for contempt of court.

The judge told Ramsey to buy trousers that fit or a belt when he gets out of the county jail.

He said he finds it disrespectful and a disruption when people wear trousers below their waistline in his chambers.

Judge Bush said: "To me, it's not any different than if someone stood up in court and started cussing everybody out.

"It's disrespectful conduct and I think as judges we're expected to at least have some degree of control and respect for the courtroom the people have given us charge of."

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