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saggy pants on airlines leads to arrest

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posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 10:54 AM

to summarize the story:
a college football player is in california to attend a funeral. after the funeral, he boards a plane to home. he is asked to pull up his pants. he refuses. he is escorted off the plane and arrested.

the details are in the news article.


note to moderators: i searched but did not find this story posted yet. if it is, please delete this thread. if this thread is in the wrong forum, go ahead and move it.

thank you

posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 11:05 AM
reply to post by subfab

Pants worn 6 inches or more below the ass has to be the most moronic, stupid fashion statement there has ever been. The statement essentially being, "I am an idiot".

However, according to the limited information I am going on here, I'm not sure they should have arrested him. Perhaps just denied him a seat on the plane until he decided to do the mature thing and pull up his pants. Airliners are free to enforce a certain dress code on their planes amongst other things.


edit on 17/6/11 by InfaRedMan because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 11:07 AM
I'd read this original story yesterday and seen the comment thread attached to it as a particular point of interest. I almost signed up over there just to add my comment, but realized I would be so badly outnumbered it wouldn't be worth the effort.

It's simply my humble opinion based on little more than a lifetime of wandering and learning but I think the reaction to this was so over the top as to leave me hoping the boy and his mother sue the pants off the airline here. I dislike the sloppy 'gansta' look as much as anyone else and I'd give them a shiny nickle to pull their drawers up and act like civilized human beings as quickly as anyone else, but that does not justify the clearing of an aircraft and putting out all those people because a member of the Aircrew (any member) personally agrees with me that the whole look is ugly and objectionable. Furthermore, he was obviously not able to address the problem until he got to his seat, where the article indicates he immediately DID solve it, but alas...too late for the planeload of passengers.

The little fiefdoms of personal power the Aircraft have become under the guise of 'security and safety' have really gone right off the cliff and kept on running. There wasn't anything even remotely logical to how this played out.

posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 11:59 AM
Why anyone would want to dress like a prison bitch is beyond me.
Of course if they knew that they were dressing like a gay prisoner they probably wouldn't be wearing that fashion.

btw in Opa Locka FL they banned saggy pants.

posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 12:02 PM
reply to post by subfab
I have seen one of these gangsta clowns try to run across a five lane a side highway.

Cars at a traffic light get the green to go as the clown started to run across the road.

His pants fall down 1/2 way across, he had to shuffle the rest of the way with his pants around his ankles & dive for the side of the road to just avoid being run over.

Nearly got the Darwin award he trully deserved.

posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 12:28 PM
reply to post by Wrabbit2000

Thanks for some common sense. We are now at the point of screwing everyone over to return to the gate and remove a baggy pants guy, regardless of what transpired. Once he's in his seat, that's that.

Please tell me this is the first time anyone on a plane has seen baggy pants or sweats, young women in the same, short skirts, etc...what now, the fashion police? Don't we have bigger fish to fry?

edit on 17-6-2011 by ColoradoJens because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 12:30 PM
reply to post by InfaRedMan

That image is excellent. The story is still a little vague, but unless the dude's buttocks were in full view, it seems absurd.

edit on 17-6-2011 by ColoradoJens because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 02:08 PM
The Airline should not have said anything about his clothes, unless his underwear were hanging out. This is a private buisness, we have all seen the signs everywhere "no shirt no shoes no service" " We reserve the right to refuse etc......"

The passenger did absoultley the wrong thing every single time. He was asked to leave private property from a private buisness, placed under citizen arrest then struggled with police officers.

If you do not agree with the law or arrest fine you will have your day in court but always respect the officers and do not refuse to comply with orders. That only makes your defense crap later on.

So while I want to defend his right to dress how he wants, it was a private buisness not public property in any way shape or form.

When asked several times to please pull up pants he rudely refused. He voided the contract made by buying the ticket when he refused to follow the rules, he had no right to stay on that plane.

All he needed to do is say no problem pull em up a little and go about his day grieving for his dead friend.

Such a waste of time and energy on his part for nothing but how his pants are on him.

This is no different from banks not letting you wear hats, sunglasses and hodies. Not the same reason but the same rights as a buisness to state how you will dress if you want to be a customer.

posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 02:26 PM

Originally posted by MaxNormal
The Airline should not have said anything about his clothes, unless his underwear were hanging out.

The article states that they asked him to pull up his pants to cover his underwear. I assume they were hanging out, or how would the airline even know he was wearing underwear?

I completely agree with the rest of your post. Like it or not, we have to jump through hoops if we want to fly these days. And basketball stars shouldn't be exempt. Edit: Ooops, I mean football.
(NOT a sporto)

edit on 6/17/2011 by Benevolent Heretic because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 02:27 PM
I got a good laugh from this damn kids need to be pulling up there pants. Now if they would only do this for city busses and subways. Damn kids

posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 02:35 PM
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic

It does say that but the context still is vague. Pull them up according to who? A pissy flight attendant that doesn't like "gangstas?" Cover his undies? What, was the band showing? Maybe some first class butthead got all up in a hissy after his cocktail spilled and made some comment...I don't know. The bottom line (pun intended) is that if this is the rule, at least one or two people would be kicked off every flight. Sounds like some knickers got in a twist on both sides and then, yeah! We miss our flight!

edit on 17-6-2011 by ColoradoJens because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 05:17 PM

Just saying...

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