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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

 
Fashion Trend Aids Law Enforcement

NewsMax reports:

Those low-slung, baggy pants worn by many teens and young men may appall fashion purists, but police love them – because it’s hard to flee from cops in falling trousers.

Jim Matheny, a police lieutenant in Stamford, Conn., says he gets into foot chases with young men just about every other week, and it’s getting easier to nab them because they can’t run fast in loose pants.

Ironically, the fad originated from our penal system. Inmates are not allowed to wear belts; many ex-cons kept up the habit after their release, and the rest is history.




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