The sagging pants issue is getting bigger and bigger throughout the U.S. At this point, there hasn’t been much progress with making young men pull up their pants, but just like stores and restaurants that reserve the right to serve who they want, it appears that airlines are doing the same.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Deshon Marman, 20, a defensive player for the University of New Mexico, was targeted first by the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) about his sagging pants and asked to pull them up.He allegedly refused. But, once he got on US Airways flight 488, he declined to pull them up yet again.
The pilot spoke with Marman and also requested that he pull up the pants or be escorted off the plane. He refused! Allegedly, he then fought authorities that came on board to escort him off, which resulted in charges against him for “suspicion of trespassing, battery and resisting arrest before being released on $11,000 bail.”
The whole matter sounds excessive, but what’s new, right? Butone guy, Jake Tommerup, 57, who had experienced it all and was delayed an hour and a half with the rest of the passengers. Theywere asked to leave the plane while they took Marman into custody. He spoke out so perfectly to reporters, I’ll let him end this story:
“When I get on a plane and see a 13-year-old girl with her whale tail” – exposed G-string underwear – “and fat old white guys with plumber’s crack sitting down, and middle-aged ladies in halter tops and tons of cleavage – if you’re not going to kick those people off the plane or ask them to cover up, then let’s admit the hypocrisy.”
Read the story here. His mother clears up a lot of what Marman was experiencing when he was asked to pull up his pants.