Man Tries to Enter Plea, Gets Jailed for Saggy Pants

Judge tells LaMarcus D. Ramsey to buy a belt when he gets out
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 11, 2012 9:33 AM CDT
Don't show up to court looking like this.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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(Newser) – LaMarcus D. Ramsey had to appear in Alabama court yesterday to enter a plea on a charge of receiving stolen property—and was found guilty of something else entirely. Authorities say Ramsey has been given a three-day jail sentence for contempt of court for wearing so-called saggy pants. Circuit Judge John Bush told the 20-year-old 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.

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