Tupelo approves ban on droopy pants - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Tupelo approves ban on droopy pants

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Residents with droopy pants or skirts could face hefty fines and community service after Tupelo officials approved a ban against the popular style.

The City Council voted 5-1 Tuesday to prohibit anyone from wearing pants or skirts that ride more than three inches below the top of the hips and expose skin or underwear.

Ward 7 Councilman Willie Jennings was the lone opponent; Ward 5 Councilman Jonny Davis was absent.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports first-time violators can be fined $50 and up to $200 for each subsequent offense. They also could be subject to complete up to 40 hours of court-approved community service.

 

Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal.

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