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Saggy pants jail sentence for Alabama man

10:30 AM, Apr 11, 2012   |    comments
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PRATTVILLE, AL (AP) - Authorities in central Alabama say a man has been given a three-day jail sentence for contempt of court for wearing so-called saggy pants.

Twenty-year-old LaMarcus D. Ramsey was in Autauga County Circuit Court on Tuesday 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 the three-day stint. The judge told Ramsey to buy pants that fit or a belt when he gets out of the county jail.

The judge says he finds it disrespectful and a disruption when people wear pants below their waistline in his chambers.

Calls to Ramsey's public defender were not immediately returned.

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Information from: Montgomery Advertiser, http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com  

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