Trials & Litigation
Ala. Judge Holds Defendant in Contempt for Saggy Pants, Jails Him for 3 Days
Posted Apr 11, 2012 9:07 AM CST
By Martha Neil
In court on Tuesday to enter a plea in a receiving stolen property case, an Alabama man found that his saggy blue jeans prevented forward progress in the Autauga County Circuit Court matter.
A visibly irate judge held 20-year-old LaMarcus D. Ramsey in contempt due to his attire and jailed him for three days, reports the Montgomery Advertiser.
“You are in contempt of court because you showed your butt in court,” Circuit Judge John Bush told Ramsey. “You can spend three days in jail. When you get out you can buy pants that fit, or at least get a belt to hold up your pants so your underwear doesn’t show.”