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This Tennessee Student's Outfit Landed Him in Jail for 48 Hours


"I think it's just a little harsh. They didn't need to go to that extreme."

To many, saggy pants might be nothing more than a frustrating fashion faux pas, but one Tennessee high school student ended up with more than a few sideways glances. In fact, he ended up in jail for sagging his jeans.

Antonio Ammons was charged with indecent exposure for wearing saggy pants and sentenced to 48 hours in Harman County Jail after being written up by School Resource Officer Charles Woods, according to WMC-TV.

According to the officer, reports of sagging pants had occurred multiple times. Ammons, who had never been in jail before said, "I really didn't like it."

Ammons stayed in a pod with other inmates during his 48-hour stay.

Comments from parents and fellow classmates about Ammons' arrest are mixed. However, most believed jail time is a little excessive.

"I think jail time might be a little too much, but at the same time there has been a lot of sagging pants," parent Crystal Wing said.

Jordan Perry, a senior at the high school, said there should be some kind of punishment for sagging pants, but insisted that jail time is not necessary.

"I think it's just a little harsh. They didn't need to go to that extreme," another student, Cheyenne Lindsey told WMC-TV.

Four students were charged with indecent exposure, though only Ammons and one other student were arrested. Attorney Leslie Ballin said it is unclear why they were charged, because under Tennessee law, sagging pants does not expressly constitute indecent exposure.

Ammons, who lives with his grandmother, is now working to figure out how to pay his more than $250 in legal fees.


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