Skip to comments.Family Of 6 Arrested Over Droopy Jeans
Posted on 01/01/2008 6:29:17 PM PST by stainlessbanner
WELLINGTON, Fla. -- Five family members, who got involved in the arrest process of a relative because of his droopy jeans, spent New Year's Eve behind bars, according to police.
Deputies said Florida State University student Franz Leger was banned from a mall last summer for wearing saggy jeans. But when Leger returned Monday, police arrested him for trespassing.
When the student's family heard what was happening, Leger's father, mother, sister and two cousins got involved. All were handcuffed and taken to jail.
Police said they did everything by the book, but the Leger family claims they were treated unfairly.
They said they plan to meet with a lawyer.
In the meantime, the entire family faces charges of trespassing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
We need more laws so we can make criminals of everyone.
Best news I’ve heard all day.
You are so right. The bozo cop who arrested an entire family will likely cost the mall and tax payers a good deal of money.
What's next? Laws against Plumber Butt-Crack?
Sounds like a bad idea.
Have a friend that refers to people like these as being slightly inbred. LOL
No they were charged with trespassing, pretty slam dunk case.
Don’t these bozo’s have any idea how the “fad” came about? Or who knows, they might know and advertised their um, wares behind bars.
You may remember the Mayor of Riviera Beach is collecting signatures to ban saggy pants throughout that city. He wants to make it illegal for anyone to wear pants so low that underwear or skin is exposed. Mayor Thomas Masters has been going door-to-door collecting signatures to put the issue before the voters March 11. If it passes, offenders would be given a $150 fine or community service.
I was referring to the family, they were on private property, they must follow the property owners wishes. Sounds like they felt Junior was being treated unfairly and challenged the Policeman’s authority...bad move, they would have done much better with a lawyer in front of a judge.
Private entities can set their own rules. Or would you forbid that?
Top picture: Those two pillars of the community would make lousy chain snatchers. They do it and trip over their own “lowriders”. They make it easy to re-acquire the owner’s property right there on the spot. The owner can also kick the crap out of the thugs while they are at it.
Agreed, although it appears that several media outlets are spinning this as 'the family was arrested because of baggy pants' when in fact they were arrested for numerous violations unrelated to the pants issue.
There was a time when a family would take great pride in ensuring that they were all dressed appropriately and in compliance with community laws and standards. They would be devastated and ashamed if one of their children were to be turned away from a place because he or she was dressed inappropriately, and they would beat the bottom of the child if it were to happen a second time. Now, when it happens a second time they all go down to the mall and throw such a huge fit that they have to be arrested.
"You know what...that makes me mad."
I do have to give the two guys in the photo points for having some fashion sense. They’ve co-ordinated the color of their underwear with their tanks tops. Fabulous!
They may have been on private property, but they were on private property that is a public accomidation. The one family member might have been banned by the property owner and subject to arrest by a bozo security guard, but the others were not according to the article.
In America one can not arbitrarily arrest someone whether by an actual cop or as in this case a security guard for tresspass on private property they were INVITED to.
What you said was there is a costs to being stupid. I agree. The family got arrested and they possibly did make mistakes. The bozo cop certainly made a mistake and likely will not be retained by that mall again. Or perhaps you think mall owners prefer bozo cops to making money?
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