Mississippi Town Bans Its Citizens From Wearing Baggy Pants
When it comes down to the baggy pants “trend,” we’ve been there, done that, and trashed it. However, one southern town is still dealing with individuals deciding to rock the inappropriately oversized style that usually shows one’s underwear.
According to local WMC Action News, law enforcement in Laurel, Miss. is cracking down on citizens wearing baggy pants. So far, the town’s police department is set to put this call to action in motion by posting signs in public places that red, “Pull up your pants,” and “No one wants to see your underwear.”
Police Chief Officer Tyrone Stewart told WMC the style the cities younger residents deem as cool or popular is “disturbing because that’s something these young people should have learned that home.”
“We’re not here to regulate exactly what you’ve got on, but they’re walking a fine line with the awl of how they are dressing,” he continued.
Laurel mayor, Johnny Magee also commented on the ongoing issue saying, “If you walk around in Laurel, pull your pants up. You know, look decent. Look like you belong to somebody. …Especially if your drawers are nasty, you really need to pull them up.”
And the repercussions for those seen wearing baggy pants in the town? If one is seen wearing pants three inches below his/her waist, it will be considered indecent exposure and in violation of Mississippi state code.