Sikeston considers targeting saggy pants

Wednesday, August 6, 2008 | 4:00 p.m. CDT

SIKESTON - Count Sikeston in southeast Missouri as among the cities that have had enough of drooping drawers.

The Sikeston City Council this week discussed amending the city code to further define indecent exposure and public indecency to include sagging pants.

City Manager Doug Friend said the briefing was on the agenda to start a conversation about people who wear their pants so low that their underpants show.

Mayor Mike Marshall said he has seen mostly young boys wearing the popular style, which has sparked ordinances in other cities.

Councilman Michael Harris said he would like to expand the ordinance to address those who go topless.


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