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Black teen says movie theater had him arrested because he was wearing ‘sagging’ pants

Wichita teenager Alonzo Taylor Jr., who was arrested for having sagging pants.

A black teenager from Wichita, Kansas, says that he was arrested this week solely because of his “sagging” pants.

14-year-old Alonzo Taylor Jr. tells local news station KAKE that he was going to see a movie at a local theater with friends when he was approached by the theater’s manager, who confronted him about having “sagging” pants.

Taylor tells the station that his pants weren’t particularly low, although he says he forgot to put on a belt before leaving the house to go to the theater.

Taylor also says that the pants sagging situation was exacerbated by the fact that he was carrying snacks he had just bought at the concession stand, which made it harder for him to pull his pants up.

“A couple of seconds after leaving the concessions counter, the manager walked up and said to pull up your pants or you’ll be escorted,” Taylor recalls to KAKE.

Taylor says that he obeyed the manager’s instructions, but was nonetheless arrested for allegedly trespassing in the theater.

Taylor’s mother, Ruth Dennis, tells KAKE that she fears her son’s future will be damaged by having an arrest record over something as trivial as having sagging pants.

“I just don’t want my son’s record to be messed up over sagging and to be labeled as a trespasser,” she says.

Police say that they are reviewing security camera footage of the incident and have not yet decided whether Taylor will face any charges. The movie theater where the incident took place did not respond to KAKE’s requests for comment.

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Comment by El-Bull on June 2, 2018 at 7:51pm

Daphne Gray-Crawford yadda, yadda, yadda, and now you know why people avoid you since you feel You know everything and don't even realize you are parroting invented lies----how about you do some research especially since you make ludicrous claims that they are or were assaulted in front of their families------KEEP REACHING TO JUSTIFY YOUR ASININTY   

Comment by Daphne Gray-Crawford on June 2, 2018 at 9:40am
First of all if you're going to contradict what someone states, you should have facts behind your attack! Yes , you're right they can't have belts in jail, but this didn't originate from there. Also, sex is consensual, these men were violated in front of their families! @El-Bull, do research.
Comment by Fang on June 2, 2018 at 4:30am
Yes...each era have there own different style of dressing, for example the 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's and all those styles faded with that decade.This sagging of the pants been going on from mid to late 80', my question to all, "WHEN WILL THIS STYLE FADE" ???????????????
Comment by Fang on June 2, 2018 at 4:10am
Why should we attack each other becus we shared different opinion?????
Comment by El-Bull on June 1, 2018 at 9:52pm

Daphne Gray-Crawford  YOU'RE  another misinformed fool who keeps parroting lies. prisoners had/have sagging pants because they are not allowed to have belts which are considered weapons and can be used to commit sucicide and have nothing to do with sex you fckn idiot

Comment by Daphne Gray-Crawford on June 1, 2018 at 4:14pm
If they knew the meaning behind it, they wouldn't sag their pants! This goes back from slavery, when a slave master would break " a buck"; he would have the buck sag his pants to let other slave masters he was broke in.
Comment by Starkym Steele on May 30, 2018 at 1:20pm
Shut the F*** up! Youth have styles adults don't get, like the 60's with hippies and their hair and clothing, Guess what they grew up and became productive people! Listen Sheeple no one should be arrested for their style of Dress! I'm in Ct and the white boys do it and no one got arrested! Tired of people harassing us like we the only people on the Planet!!!
Comment by El-Bull on May 29, 2018 at 9:26pm

HandsomeMan YOU'RE wrong and another indoctrinated've done things in your youth that you've bounced back from and furthermore, sagging pants don't write your future so your foolish logic and thought process  is faulty which shows how deep you've been indoctrinated by the propaganda they feed you and you happily eat ----FOH WITH THAT BULLSHYT

Comment by HandsomeMan on May 29, 2018 at 9:21pm
Show me a youth with a promising future who wears saggy pants. This become part of them that by the time they hit 30 they still cannot find a good job because even going to the interview the pants is saggy.
They might have been wrong if its not against the rules or law but it seems like they need laws to get it right.
Comment by El-Bull on May 29, 2018 at 6:26pm

Fang 1) no other population is criminalized because of the style/fad 2) yes it came out of the prison system but not for the reasons you've been fed, it is because they are denied belts to hold up their pans, nothing more and certainly not the embellished lie of gay sex..ARE BLACKS THE ONLY ON'ES IN THE PRISON SYSTEM? AND WHY ARE THEY THE ONE'S CRIMINALIZED FOR WEARING THE STYLE? YOU AND YOUR FAULTY THINKING IS BECAUSE YOU'VE BEEN INDOCTRINATED AND EATEN UP THE LIES FED TO YOU

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